Thursday, December 31, 2009

High Society. .

It was a super nice holiday bonus to find out that these two little puppies got into the Society of Illustrators Show and book, which opens on January 8th, especially because these are the new direction the work seems to be moving. Im looking forward to rubbing elbows with some other depressed shut-ins and ADs!

Monday, December 28, 2009

Ice Fishing

Some spots for the upcoming GO Magazine about ice fishing - without a doubt, one of the world's greatest sports combining patience, beer, cold, coffee, food, patience, beer, endurance, and beer.

Monday, December 21, 2009

::A Christmas Challenge::

Last Christmas, Americans searched on google for pancakes, Cat Woman, Disney, Walmart, and people who killed themselves. "Peace on earth" and "goodwill to all men" are not scientifically possible this year. However, let's spend Christmas googling these two phrases so that they make it onto a list of "hot searches" for Dec. 25, 2009.

It will look like we are still curious about peace and goodwill.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

I Have the Power!!

Opening on January 8th, Gallery 1988 LA presents their 4th annual tribute show, this time honoring He-Man and the Masters of the Universe!!

Being a super-ultra-mega fan from 1983-85, followed by a brief few months in ‘86, where I thought I might actually be
She-Ra, you can imagine the fun I had painting these.

This is how I envision He-Man and Skeletor spending their days off; trimming the bowl cut and getting a root canal.. a very evil one.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Frederik Jurk

Check out German illustrator Frederik Jurk's work here and his blog here.

Monday, December 7, 2009

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency

I've been renting "The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency" from Netflix. The animated titles and closing credits were done by Airside, a British design studio. Here's what they said about their approach to this assignment:
Researching into the areas of Botswana where the book is set, we found a tradition of hand-painted shop signage that perfectly captured the vibrancy of African design. Considering it was a plot point, we felt it was natural to continue this aesthetic through to the title sequences. Sourcing colours from African textiles we hand-painted pieces of wood, creating textures to be used within the animation itself.

Key scenes and characters from the film are presented as the narrative journeys from one title card to the next.

Anyway, every time the illustrated credits roll I think, "Gotta post this on WFoF!"

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

The Blip Festival

An illustration of the Blip Festival for Max Bode at The New Yorker! Find out more about the festival here.

Auggie Wren's Christmas Story

Thought I'd start the holiday season off right with an illustration inspired by "Auggie Wren's Christmas Story."

You can listen to Paul Auster tell Auggie's story here.