Monday, June 29, 2009

Twitter: What's the Use?

"Twitter: What's the Use?," American Medical News, July 7, 2009

Spot illustration with print version
For this assignment, the art director at American Medical News asked for two versions of the final illustration- a horizontal one for their online publication and a vertical one for print.

Read "Twitter: What's the Use?" here.

Follow American Medical News on Twitter here.

Thanks, Annemarie!

Friday, June 19, 2009

Love Love Love!

I would like to be the first to congratulate our fellow contributor, the wonderfully talented, Evah Fan for getting married yesterday, to Mr. Brendan Monroe!! How happy and adorable are they?? Swoooooon.

Notchris . . .

Please go check out my friend Chris Thomas' site at It's a pretty brilliant breath of fresh air on the internet, and funny.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Les Éphémères

"Les Éphémères," The New Yorker, June 22, 2009
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"Les Éphémères" is one of the plays being performed at this year's Lincoln Center Festival.

From the press release:
Over six hours long, in two parts which may be seen separately or on the same day, Les Éphémères is a departure from [Le Théâtre du Soleil’s] traditional focus on socio-political or historical themes. In the words of the director [Ariane Mnouchkine], it is an “an examination of everyday life through the prism of the family, especially, the mother. Out of the ordinariness emerges an abyss of complexity, suffering, the questions we never asked our parents...the ephemeral character of what we are.”
Watch filmed scenes from the play here.

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Northside Festival!

The Northside Festival is going on this weekend. It was pretty fun seeing all the usages all over Williamsburg, and a fun festival!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Rocket.Superb: Issue 1 out now!

For those of you who didn't make it out to the MOCCA festival this weekend, Nick Cacciola's debut comic is now available to buy online at the webstore!

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Beasties by Max Bode

Check out Max's shoe design for The String Republic's Artist Collection.

Just for me . . .

This is a 15" x 23" gouache and watercolor "St.George slaying the Dragon"/work in progress Im finally getting a chance to work on. It sat in pencils for three months on my desk, taunting me. Maybe one of the benefits of the economic downturn is actually getting to do something for myself!

Also - my new site is finally up (it's sort of in Beta testing - so there are some kinks to work out, but it's up!)

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Beekeeper + New Web Store

Crazy, my first web only commission. I sent in a lo-res jpg and then that was it! A little anticlimactic? A little taste of the future of illustration? Fortunately I can attest that the rates were not only on par with print rates but actually a little higher than what this particular client had paid in the past. Phew! Certainly a little disappointing not to have a printed version to look forward to but ultimately - no complaints here.
The story was about an NYC man who is advocating for rooftop bee colonies. Crucial to the eco system he says and likely correct. You can read the article HERE.

On another note! I've decided to give Big Cartel a whirl. I'm convinced people feel more comfortable purchasing in a way that feels more official as opposed to simply emailing me....I'm using the free version right now which only lets you load up five items at a time so my apologies for the scant offerings. I've got a handful of my small flea market paintings up, all going for $40 a pop (Yay! Affordable art!).
Check out the NEW SHOP!

Lost at E Minor interview

Here's an interview I did recently for Ilana at Lost at E Minor. I answer a few questions about my illustration 'split personality.' Check it out here!