Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Cut it out

I have an Op-Ed illustration in today's New York Times, for a piece listing the negative consequences of proposed budget cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. The cuts (which would affect the National Marine Fisheries Service) will have devastating effects on the American fishing industry. It would also mean making it harder for people to be sure that the seafood they eat is safe, and legally harvested, among many other disastrous repercussions. 


Here's the page in print:


You can read the Op-Ed online here. Thank you to the awesome Jim Datz, my AD for this!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Sensational

I worked on this piece for Johns Hopkins Health Review a little while back. The article covers a revolutionary new prosthetic arm that was developed at the school. What makes this prosthesis so ground-breaking, is that it allows the amputee to actually feel the objects she touches:


By connecting the severed nerves in the upper arm to a "sensory cap" on the prosthesis, the feeling of touched is regained. Here's the whole spread:


And you can see a great spot from Mitch Blunt on the facing page. Thank you so much to Pam, my AD!


Monday, April 10, 2017

AI-36

I was given word last week that two illustrations of mine will be in the American Illustration 36 show.
My piece "Emergency" from my Jesus' Son series was chosen to appear online in the AI-AP Archive:


And a piece I did for the Los Angeles Times on nonlinear storytelling in recent films was selected to be published in the annual hardcover book:



I'm very excited to have something in the show, and looking forward to seeing this year's book! Thank you to AI and the jury members!

Mayday

I worked on a quick piece for The Intercept recently, that's up now.  From the trove of documents provided by Edward Snowden is a report detailing the classified info that may have been obtained by China, after a collision between a Navy spy plane and a Chinese fighter jet in 2001.



The Navy's EP-3E plane was badly damaged and needed to make an emergency landing on China's Hainan Island. Although the crew was blamed by many for allowing secrets to fall into the hands of the Chinese government, the report makes clear that higher-ups did not provide the crew with the training or equipment needed to destroy all sensitive material on board. A very interesting read, check it out here. I was very excited to hear from The Intercept, I've been a big fan since its inception. Thank you to Philipp, my AD for this.


Friday, April 7, 2017

Reconquista

Here's another New York Times Op-Ed, this one about an attempt to have the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo nullified. As you may or may not remember from your U.S. History class, that treaty allowed for the taking of almost half of Mexico's territory in 1848, which was turned into all or part of the states of California, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada, Utah, Colorado, and even a bit of Wyoming.


It was in print in the International Edition of The Times, and online on the Spanish site. Thank you so much to Jim! Pueden leer el artículo en español aquí.