Tuesday, August 18, 2009

PW Cover Illustration

I recently illustrated this cover for Philadelphia Weekly. The cover story is about Phil Berg, the first birther who started rallying other nuts to believe Obama was born in Kenya. I was trying to make Berg look as crazy as I think he is in the illustration. The Obamaa in the sunglasses refer to Berg's paranoia. I was trying to make it clear that I was not pro Berg. I went kind of comical with this cover but honestly people like Phil Berg scare the hell out me. I hope this country can really start making steps towards looking past race and religion but it's looks like a lot of people are trying harder than ever to keep that division there.

Illustration Friday - Wrapped

I was watching a special about Woodstock. I started thinking about the famous photo of the two people wrapped in a blanket. Get it...wrapped...not too clever but I'm too tired to use my brain tonight. Enjoy.

*Below is the sketch I drew up for this as well.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

The Legwarmers site is up!!!!

For the last couple months, on and off, Chloe and I have been designing a website for D.C. 80's tribute band The Legwarmers. They are a great band and great to work for. They wanted a simple Patrick Nagel inspired site with elements of my own style. My fiance Chloe did all the web work and the site is up as of today at www.thelegwarmers.com/ These are some samples but please check out the site to see more.

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Illustration Friday - Impatient

I took a quick break today from a portrait job that I can't seem to get right. Some people are really hard to capture but now I feel like I can go back into it and get it right this time. Here's an Illustration Friday illo.

Teen Wolf

Here's an illustration I did a little while back for Covered, the blog where illustrators reinterpret already printed comic book covers. It turned out to be a little too much of a deviation from the original theme so I'm working on a new one that I'll submit soon. In the mean time here is the Teen Wolf/Vault of Horror I came up with. Enjoy.

Monday, August 10, 2009

Because it's 2am......

...and I got inspired by Alice Cooper on The Old Grey Whistle Test DVD that my friend Neil let me borrow. Here's some sketching and computering.

CD Jacket spread

I decided not to go with the shadow layers because it just didn't fit with the overall look of the design. I'm pretty happy with how it turned out but may go back and change some more things about it.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Standing in the Shadows of Elvis

Here are variations of an illustration for this week's City Paper book review of Leiber and Stollers' new Autobiography "Hound Dog." It opens with a story about them finally being accepted as songwriters after years of not being taken seriously by the songwriting elite who thought writing for Elvis was a bad thing. Stupid song writing elite...Here's some art.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Crazy Man, Crazy

I recently did some illustrations for the cd jacket for Philly rockabilly band Crazy Man Crazy's new cd. They wanted to base it off the poster for Gamera. I stuck Philadelphia City Hall in there and their Septa trains. I started the coloring process tonight but still have ways to go to make this really pop. I just wanted to post this because I won't be able to post the longer jobs I've been working on until later in the month.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Illustration Friday-Modify (Modified)

First, thanks everyone for the comments on the first illustration. I realized after drawing the first one that Penelope Dullaghan , the talented illustrator behind illustrationfriday.com had already created a similar illustration for an editorial job. Being the OCD artist that I am I had to create another image for modify. I couldn't resist MODifying Elvis. Thanks Penelope for returning my email and for your nice message.