Sunday, December 30, 2012

The Art Forger


For The New York Times' Sunday Book Review.

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Year In Review


Year In Review for Fort Wayne Monthly.  Illustration about the necessity of working together regionally in order to compete globally and advance towards next Act in their history.

Monday, November 5, 2012

Huffington Post


Conflicting personalities in the 2012 presidential election.  Illustration for an article about Obama running as who he is and Romney running as what he does and the vast differences between the two.



Saving the Independent voter from extinction.




The NRA shows its hand in 2012.  Endorsing Romney in fear of Obama and the Democratic Party getting things done with restrictions an their steps towards gun-control.

Monday, October 29, 2012

Army Mobilizing To Do More With Less

Army mobilizing to do more with less.  New piece out today for Washington Post’s Capital Business about the military having to be more efficient with decreased funding.  Thanks to Meredith Bowen for the great art direction.  Read the article here.

Friday, September 28, 2012


Friday, September 21, 2012


Friday, September 14, 2012


 
Front and back cover for the new album "Sharp As A Knife" from The Southern Belles".

Thursday, September 6, 2012

Akins In Our Midst


Akins In Our Midst.  For the Chicago Reader about U.S. Representative running for Senate, Todd Akin being under heat for some of the remarkably idiotic comments he’s made about sex and abortion, while many other politician’s opinions are right there with him.  Check out the article here.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Illustration for today’s Wall Street Journal about protecting yourself from identity theft.  The article references its use in tax fraud, leading to the IRS falsely granting billions of dollars in returns.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Colt Ford

Poster for Colt Ford at Celebrate Virginia Live.

Monday, July 23, 2012
















































The Gang Of Outlaws Tour featuring ZZ Top, 3 Doors Down and Gretchen Wilson.

Thursday, July 12, 2012


The Coy Deceits of Struggling Journalists.  Illustration for the Chicago Reader about older people having trouble getting work because of employers’ not necessarily correct belief that they aren’t up to date on modern media.
On a related note, I just moved to Chicago this past week, so I’ll get to see this one out on the streets.

Friday, June 22, 2012

explosions in the sky
















































New screen-printed poster for their concert tonight at the Jefferson Theater in Charlottesville.  Pick one up at the show!

masters of their domain



Masters of their domain.
New work for the Chicago Reader about the Tribune trying to use it's power and money to go after the Occupier's websites and publications.  You can read the article here.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

The Flood


Recent work done for This Land Press in Oklahoma.  The illustration accompanies a fictional short story that satirically re-tells the biblical story of God's creation and destruction based on His own loneliness, sadness and grief and the conflicts that arise from such things.  This piece contrasts God and nature with man and society.  Modernizing the story of the flood, with God looking down, His eye as time, to see what man has done with His world.  Man plays the role of God as we create and attempt to control society based on our own grief, using laws, power, religion, etc. for some believed benefit of the world.  Now, that is all gone and he is alone.  Or is he?  It's a loaded image that formed into something that is as personal as it is illustrative and I had a lot of fun making it.  Thanks to AD Jeremy Luther for the job and the freedom allowed in it's creation.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Willie Nelson


I had the privilege of creating a poster for the legendary Willie Nelson.  These will be getting screen printed, so let me know if your interested in getting one.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Curtains


Recent illustration for Atlanta Magazine about the closing of The Theatre In The Square in Marietta, GA.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

shop

I finally set up a store on my website.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Joan's Carrots On Sale


New spot illustration for the media column in the Chicago Reader.  I had less than a day turnaround for this one. The article discusses the new state of media and marketing compared to those of the past.

With the current state of media, things can become an overnight international sensation.  "Fame hasn’t spread so swiftly since the early 15th century, when Joan of Arc was an anonymous peasant one day and leader of the French army against the English approximately the next."  "May I think of it this way? Joan of Arc was burned at the stake to the applause of priests who found it intolerable that anyone, much less a teenage girl, could claim to be speaking directly with God. If tomorrow our heretical grocer is not only peddling his carrots on the internet but directly entertaining his customer base with a brief discourse on root crops —well, the daily paper he no longer needs will be in no position to put him to the torch."



Read the full article here.

Friday, March 16, 2012

the tentacles of power


A new illustration for The Chicago Reader about what's really going on in the primary elections.  You can check out the article here.  Big thanks to Jennifer McLaughlin and Paul Higgins for the gig!

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lynyrd Skynyrd


New poster for Lynyrd Skynyrd as part of the Celebrate Virginia Live summer series.

Tuesday, February 28, 2012

the band perry


New poster for The Band Perry.  This is the first of this years Celebrate Virgina Live summer series posters, so there will be plenty more to come.  These will eventually be screen-printed, hopefully with some glow-in-the-dark ink for the lightning bugs.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

right wing on the left coast




Here's an opening spread and full page illustration for Malibu Magazine.  The article discusses the power and presence of the conservative class in an area typically viewed as being very liberal.  The first image references the Friend's Of Abe, an organization of conservatives in the film industry that meet semi-secretly to discuss politics, in fear of facing prejudice and losing work due to their beliefs and ideals.  Thanks to AD Julian Chavez for the gig.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

Chroma Shift

Everybody come out tonight for the preview or tomorrow for the opening of my show with Neal Iwan at Ghostprint Gallery!  There will be a super limited run of screen-prints for sale at the gallery if you get there early.  See ya there.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

bon iver

A drawing from the other day of Justin Vernon.

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