Monday, May 24, 2010

L.A. Times Op-Ed Assignment

I finished an illustration for the L.A. Times Op-Ed page last week, for an essay about ghostwriting. The piece explained the various reactions to ghostwritten political books, and what the author feels are the real problems with them.

I worked with Wes Bausmith on this, who was great, as always .

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

L.A. Times Health Section Cover

I got an email from Joey Santos at the L.A. Times last Monday, for an upcoming cover of the Health Section. The job also included a black and white interior piece, and possibly a few spots to accompany other essays. The turnaround was quick, so the spots weren't going to work, but I was able to do the cover and the inside illustration.

The first essay was by a man who discovered that reciting Shakespeare's most famous sonnets helps him to keep pace while exercising.

The second essay was by a woman that loves the act of eating salad. Her husband, however, prefers to blend his ingredients, and drink his salad. As always, it was great working with Joey.

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

CA Illustration 51 is here!

My copy of Communication Arts Illustration Annual 51 just arrived the other day. As usual, it's filled with the veterans of the industry, artists I've admired since high school, and lots of new talent as well.

I was lucky enough to get a recent project from the Harvard Law Bulletin accepted. Ronn Campisi commissioned me for a piece in the Book Review section, for a novel about the rise and fall of a college president.

It is a great honor to be included among some of the best illustrators in the field. Thanks again, Ronn!