Monday, November 22, 2010

Not your average dinner conversation...

I finished this illustration for Grant Staublin at Boston Globe Magazine a few weeks ago. The issue ran yesterday, in the Sunday paper. War correspondent Anna Badkhen writes about a meal she shared with an Iraqi woman, during which they recalled some of their experiences with war, in graphic detail.

Although the act of retelling incidents of death and injury during dinner seems strange to most of us, she explains that they saw it as a way of realizing how lucky they are to have survived. Here's the article. Thanks, Grant!

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Great show at Indy Ink!

Friday night was a pretty big success! By the time I stopped by Indy Ink, half my pieces had been sold. I don't know how many are left, but I believe the exhibition of Andres' and my work will be up all November. Stop in to have a look, and if there are some pieces still available, the Holiday season is just around the corner... I wish I had taken some pictures Friday night, but the thought of bringing a camera didn't occur to me until just now. Rats. Thank you to Chris Huth, Indy Ink, and everyone who came down. And a special thank you to everyone who purchased art. It's a great feeling knowing that someone enjoys your work enough to not only pay for it, but hang it on a wall in their home.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Progressive assignment, and ready for Indy Ink

Here's a recent illustration I did for Nick Jehlen at The Progressive. The article is about Palestinian rappers in Lebanon, and Gaza. The story featured Mohammed Turk, aka TNT of the group Invincible Voice, so I modeled the figure in my piece on him.

Nick was one of the earliest art directors to give me a shot when I was first starting out, and is always great to work with.

I've also framed all my pieces for display at the upcoming Indy Ink show on Friday. Andres Guzman and myself will be sharing the walls of the screen print shop on South Broadway, so come down and have a looksee. I have ten in all: two originals, and eight high-quality giclee prints. All for sale (except my sweet Three Stooges poster seen in the photo)!