The Thing

The Thing

The always inspiring movie “John Carpenter’s The Thing” motivated me to work on this image. I did the inks on several layers and Heather added another dimension to it with some awesome colors.
Gimme Shelter // Willamette Week

Gimme Shelter // Willamette Week

I’ve done a handful of illustrations of Portland Mayor Sam Adams for both Willamette Week and The Portland Mercury. He’s often in the news. Here’s the latest one that has to do with his recent interactions with the regional public transit system in the area. Art Director Ben Mollica and...
Dogfight

Dogfight

Gearing up for the political season, here is a new promo illustration. This is set up for a magazine spread, but also works well at about postcard size. I’m interested to hear the feedback on this image because I wanted to play off of how each side (Democrat and Republican)...
Oscar Whispers // Grantland Quarterly #3

Oscar Whispers // Grantland Quarterly #3

Here is one of the pieces I did for Grantland Quarterly #3. This series of books are full of awesome illustrations! Check it out here: https://store.mcsweeneys.net/products/grantland-issue-3
Work Weak

Work Weak

  Here is a new personal piece. Sometimes it can just be a long week at the office. Created with ink and Photoshop, but set up well for silkscreen separations.
Mauitime Cover

Mauitime Cover

Cover Art // Art Director: Justin “Scrappers” Morrison This is a cover piece I did a few weeks ago. It was for the former Art Director of The Portland Mercury, who recently moved to Maui. I had a good amount of creative freedom on this one, which is always fun!¬†Click...
Recent Projects
In defense of foie gras // Las Vegas Weekly

In defense of foie gras // Las Vegas Weekly

Here’s a spot illustration I did for Ryan at Las Vegas Weekly. You can read the full article online here: http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/news/2012/jul/05/one-las-vegas-chefs-defense-foie-gras/ Below is the round of sketches. We both liked the force-fed chef, but the first one worked best for the viewpoint of the article:
Cous cous

Cous cous

Belvedere

Belvedere

Mad Men

Mad Men

I’ve been catching up on Mad Men on Netflix this weekend for the season 5 premiere tomorrow. Here’s a Don Draper ink drawing.
Roll Back (The Portland Mercury)

Roll Back (The Portland Mercury)

  Here is an editorial piece I did for The Portland Mercury about removing a planned streetcar extension in the Portland area. Click here for the full article.
Church of Skyrim

Church of Skyrim

I created this for comedian Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, hosts of the excellent video game based podcast The Indoor Kids. They have recently been living in Skyrim, so I made sure to incorporate that into their portrait. I highly recommend giving it a listen. It’s available for free download on Chris Hardwick’s Nerdist...
Damn You Red Planet!

Damn You Red Planet!

I was looking at an older poster image I made and decided to do a related image. These are made by ‘inking’ into Photoshop. I used a similar color and texture to keep the images related. The planet images are public domain from NASA.  
Wordstock Feature - Portland Mercury

Wordstock Feature – Portland Mercury

A few weeks ago, Art Director Suji Allen at The Portland Mercury asked if I’d like to do a feature piece for the upcoming Wordstock Festival. The article would need about 10 author portraits with some extra character to them. After a few drafts, I decided on a style that I thought would work well,...
Recent Work Update

Recent Work Update

Things have been busy lately. Here is an update of some projects I’ve worked on recently or that have recently been published: Frosh Student Guide 2011 Cover // Offbeat // Art Director: Elsa Hahne This is one of my favorite pieces this year. I loved drawing the giant gumbo dish. It was great working with...
Man Signs Dog - Offbeat New Orleans

Man Signs Dog – Offbeat New Orleans

Here is an editorial illustration I made for an article in Offbeat (New Orleans). You can read the article here. I’ve done a few pieces for them recently and they are great to work with. Every illo has been music related, which is one of the top subjects I enjoy illustrating.I did a handfull of sketches...
Philadelphia Weekly Cover

Philadelphia Weekly Cover

I illustrated the cover to this week’s Philadelphia Weekly! Here is a larger version of the final without the masthead and text: Below are a few of the initial sketches I sent to the Art Director. There were a few more edits, tweaks and tighter sketches on the octopus layout (#2). I like how it came...

Offbeat New Orleans – Wolfman!

Here’s an illustration I did Offbeat, a music review publication in New Orleans. It illustrates a part of the article about a particularly lively musician known as Wolfman, testing out his new teeth on a bartenders neck. This was put together with using a layer of ink, watercolor, Photoshop color and texture. You can read...