Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Praising poison ivy

This illustration ran in the Op-Ed section of the L.A. Times this past Sunday. The author wrote a very informative piece on poison ivy- from its benefits to nature, to its appearances through American history. There's also a frightening bit about possible effects on the plant from rising levels of CO2 in the atmosphere (Hint: No, its not in any danger of going away).

Read the article here, which also displays my illustration- surprising, as that doesn't usually happen with Op-Ed pieces. Wes Bausmith is the awesome AD who commissioned this, and put the headline in the ivy vine/dress. Very cool.

On a side note, the article to the right of my illo is an excellent piece written by Hagit Borer. Borer is an Israeli-American who will be on board The Audacity Of Hope, an American vessel taking part in the next flotilla bound for Gaza. I recommend reading her article as well.


  1. Looks great! What was the turnaround on this one?

  2. Thanks, Pete! Brian, it was a few days- pretty standard for Op-ed. Got it Tuesday afternoon, turned it in Thursday night. Glad you like it!

  3. Love your work Justin. Top notch.

  4. Thank you, Mitch! I just checked out your site; great stuff!