Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I kept seeing these kids playing on the way back from Pratt, and the Ben Shahn painting was rattling around in my head, and figured I should have a go at handball.

Monday, September 28, 2009

These illos were for The L Magazine's fashion week issue which is still on stands till Wednesday.
I had been wanting to play around with some sartorially themed illustrations for some time. It was fun trolling through all the wacky trends to find reference.
If you're so inclined, you can download my paper doll pdf from my website!

Monday, September 21, 2009


Supervillains. Gotta love 'em.

R. Sikoryak and R.O. Blechman signing

R.O. Blechman and R. Sikoryak are signing copies of their new books this Thursday at the Strand.

From the press release:
Talking Lines collects a decade's worth of Blechman's comics, including The Juggler of Our Lady(1953), which was the first full-length graphic novel by a contemporary cartoonist. Sikoryak's Masterpiece Comics collects 20 years of his comic adaptations of the classics, culled from anthologies such as Drawn & Quarterly, RAW and Hotwire.
Thursday, September 24, 7:00PM - 8:00PM
The Strand Books 828 Broadway (at 12th St.) New York, NY 10003-4805

Lord and Horde

"Lord of the Rings," The New Yorker, September 28, 2009

When my "Walt and El Grupo" illustration was killed, this piece, inspired by the siege of Helm's Deep in "The Two Towers," was commissioned to take its place. "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy screens this week at the MoMA.

Read "Lord and Horde" here.

Thanks, Max!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Joe Wilson

In my humble opinion, a racist SOB. I just posted this piece on my blog and really tried to restrain my rant, but it's really hard to bite my tongue on this. I'm biting really hard. . .

Monday, September 14, 2009


Game board for Leo Burnett Canada and James Ready Beer. This made for quite a couple days! It's being printed on the newsletter that goes out with every case of beer.

Las Vegas Weekly

Spots for Ryan Olbrysh at Las Vegas Weekly: three essays about life and growing up around Las Vegas. These were a lot of fun!

Saturday, September 12, 2009

And Some Illustration!

Such a blast I had with this one! Had less than 24 hours (still in recovery) to whip this one out for Jeff Quinn at Time Out New York. The subject was music lessons on the cheap in nyc. He wanted a smaller illustration to be surrounded by text but I ended up suggesting a larger image where the text could be inserted in the middle of the illustration (over the colored stage lights). Once the illustration was complete and turned in the sad conclusion was reached that laying the text over the busy color field simply wasn't going to work. A poor retoucher was tasked to drop out the background leaving only the figures. Sigh. I'm still very pleased with the piece though so we'll just have to enjoy it in it's entirety here.

Another piece in an ongoing business column series I've been doing for Shane Luitjens over at MyMidwest. This one was about how employee negativity can spread bad vibes through an entire company.

*Starring Shane as disgruntled employee. :)

On a Totally Non-Illustration Tangent...

Also next Saturday......The 19th Century Pub Crawl! Myself and the wonderful Sara of Four Pounds Flour and Eva have been planning this for awhile now and it's gonna be a blast! We hope you'll join us.

Details as follows:

The 19th-Century Pub Crawl

Date: Saturday, September 19

Time: 5 p.m. to whenever

Location: Meet outside the Merchant’s House Museum

29 East Fourth Street, NYC (between Lafayette & Bowery)

Details: Join us for a night of nineteenth-century debauchery at several of New York City's oldest bars and most notorious dens of vice. We’ll cover the East Village, from 4th to 18th Streets. Visit for a full itinerary and map of our route. 19th-century inspired dress is encouraged, but not required. (As an inducement, our first stop, Swift, is offering $1 off all draught beers for anyone in 19th-c. costume.)

On the Web:

Dream A Little Dream

I'm gonna have a couple of pieces in an upcoming show at the Lana Santorelli Gallery in Manhattan, opening this following Saturday.

Here's the press release from the gallery:


Artwork for the Children and the Young at Heart.

The tattered softness of your favorite stuffed animal. Stretching your feet out to touch the clouds as your swing climbs higher and higher. A boundless expanse of time sprawling before you, imagination running wild with possibility. As we grow older, we yearn for and try to reclaim the simplistic beauty of childhood. We strive for this most priceless and difficult to attain element of youth: a free and open state of mind.

Exhibiting Artists: Walter Garcia, Kimberly Gaul, Stephanie Graegin, Angela Cazel Jahn, Ilana Kohn, Angie Lee, Basha Maryanska, Jessica Roller, Lana Santorelli, Mark G. Taber, Rin TERADA, Edina Tokodi/ Mosstika Group, and Lubomir Tomaszewski

Lana Santorelli Gallery will host an opening reception for Daydream on Saturday, September 19th, 2009 from 6 to 9pm at 110 West 26th Street in New York. Gallery hours are Monday through Saturday 11 am to 7 pm. Daydream runs through October 17th, 2009.

We hope to see you at the gallery!

Lana Santorelli Gallery
110 West 26th Street, Ground Floor
New York, NY 10001
ph: 212.229.2111
fx: 212-229-2262

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's Fashion Week Again

As part of New York Fashion Week and Fashion’s Night Out, I’m very excited to announce that I will be a special guest of Coach at their Madison Avenue flagship store on Thursday, September 10th.

Along with the amazingly talented graffiti artist Pesu, I will be in store creating customized artwork on Coach’s limited edition canvas totes from 7pm-10pm. Fun!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Job Hunting in a Recession

"Job Hunting in a Recession," American Medical News, September 14, 2009

This piece was done for an American Medical News article called "Job Hunting in a Recession." I was asked to give the classifieds the oppressive feeling of jail. Below the final illustration is an unused sketch and an alternate version for their website.

Thanks, Jennifer!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

film poster paintings from Ghana

Cast your eyes upon these!

I can't decide which one I love the most... maybe Deadly Prey for it's crazy neck and face muscles and the little tiny severed head.