Here’s the latest for my weekly column for the Dallas Observer. It seems more and more that in Dallas there are a lot of IOU’s and empty promise deals that city officials give out. When those deals do not go through, these politicians fight one another and do the blame game as to why nothing is getting done as they continue to roll in donation money for their next election. Oh Fat Cats fighting as a metaphor!
My Pastorius Park image is now available as a print or an iPhone case from my Society 6 page. Also free shipping on all prints from Society 6 until March 9th
For my latest piece for the Globe & Mail, I illustrated an essay about a middle age women attending college toward a liberal arts degree. She talked about how kind of strange it was to be in a class room with younger people who thought at first she was their teacher. Also balancing a school life with raising a 12 year old daughter as well. Boy, my characters look pretty Brooklyn.
Design editor: Matthew French
I inked two 6” x 8” post it notes for the upcoming Foxing & Friends Benefit Post It Show in Seattle, Washington. Proceeds will benefit a upcoming project they have in the works. So go buy some cool post it’s! I have to say that inking on post it notes it tough. The surface really soaks up the ink like whoa!
February 26th | 7pm
Fantagraphics Book Store and Gallery
1201 S Vale Street
Seattle, WA 98108
Here is a piece I illustrated for a zine called '/creepythread', curated by Jensine Eckwall. The theme of the zine is creepy stories found on the internet. Specifically from forums and tumblr’s dedicated to these bizarre stories and ghost stories.
Click here to read the story I choose to go along with this image.
This weekend, the day after Valentines Day, this illustration published in the LA Times. It is for their LA Affairs section of the newspaper dealing with things going on with couples in LA. For this story, I illustrated a story about newlyweds who began their marriage with his wife getting the news that she had breast cancer. The story then concluded that after a 5 year battle, she is in remission and they appreciate life and their moments together more than ever. Coming from a family of cancer survivors, it was an honor to illustrate such a sensitive topic.
Art Director: Wes Bausmith
For my recent Dallas Observer column piece I illustrated, I did it for a story about a panel discussion sponsored by the Dallas Morning News. The topic was about how they would propose to bring North and South Dallas together and build “economic development, education and opportunity.” Their idea’s seem overly optimistic and privileged when there are a lot of problems that they are simply ignoring that keeps North and South Dallas separated. Lots of hot air I guess for their token conversation.
Read about it here… Jim really hits the hammer to the head on this one.
This weeks image for the Dallas Observer is a follow up to last weeks article. Now that Dallas has a new city manager that promises to create transparency for fixing problems in city hall, when will he shed light on how he’ll fix one many of the issues happening in Dallas? I guess we’ll have to wait and find out.
I got tired of taking bad photos of myself for my about/contact page so I just painted a portrait of myself. I feel more confident doing so after doing a couple of jobs doing portraits of other people. Being an illustrator and doing an illustrated self portrait can feel trite but in an age of selfies it seems more bona fide.