Roadkill. Full page illustration for The New Yorker. They open their Fiction section with an image in the style of a book cover, which allowed me to have some fun with typography. I’ve been wanting to create covers, so this was a welcome change to the editorial jobs that I usually take on. The short story, written by Romesh Gunesekera, follows a taxi driver through post-war Sri Lanka. You can read it here. Thanks to Chris Curry for the job.
Poster for Okkervil River’s show tonight at The Metro here in Chicago. Should be a good one! The image is inspired by personal experiences, as well as the theme of their new album, which takes a look back at songwriter, Will Sheff’s life at 10 years old.
Printed by Jason Frederick at Screwball Press.
Get one at the show or buy a print HERE.
Illustration for an article in The New Yorker titled “Faint Praise”, where Emily Nussbaum talks about the fall television season.
For today’s Washington Post. When we save every memory, we forget which ones are special. About people living vicariously through the recording of every event. When you store everything, it turns into an indecipherable mass and you no longer remember or fully embrace the moments. Read it here.
Mind The Gap. A recent illustration for Milwaukee Magazine about the skills/job gap. Employees can’t find qualified workers, and workers are overqualified and underemployed or unemployed.
I made a poster for a show that my band, Bow&Spear is playing on the 16th. If you’re in Chicago, come on out. You can listen to/download our music at http://bowandspear.bandcamp.com. Here’s a link to the event page.
I added a new journal to my site. Transfiguration.
No Thank You. For Rhode Island Monthly about cities banning or restricting the use of plastic bags.
For San Diego Magazine about San Diego’s mayor, Bob Filner and Tijuana mayor, Carlos Bustamante bidding to co-host the Olympics. You might recognize Filner from his current scandal in the news here and here.
This was to be a full page illustration for The New Yorker. Unfortunately, however, it went unpublished. I figure that I might as well share it anyway. The article argues for the legitimacy of Sex And The City as a dynamic drama, not just a romantic comedy. It shouldn’t be overlooked next to crime-dramas like its peer, The Sopranos. I haven’t done many portraits in recent years, especially of women like this, so the piece was a bit of a challenge. Hopefully I’m not too far off. It made me stretch myself out of my comfort zone a bit, which for one reason or another, is always a good thing.