Saturday, May 24, 2014

For your eyes only

My mission, should I have chosen to accept it, was to illustrate for a story in the Envelope section of the L.A. Times. The article was about the plethora of spy shows on television at the moment. You've got "The Americans," "Homeland," "Turn," "Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond." Even the animated "Archer," albeit that's more of a spoof. Our t.v. sets are filled with spies and secret agents. Hey, that might work out pretty well for the illustration...

Thank you to the great Wes Bausmith, my AD on this. You can read the article here. This message will self-destruct...

Monday, May 19, 2014

Ace of Database

Remember that band? They were the bees knees in '93. My sister had their cassette tape. Anyway, here's a quick piece I did for The Chronicle of Higher Education, for an article on the prospect of a nationwide database on all college students:

 The author is largely wary of the advent of such a database, which is understandable. There's a lot of debate about privacy, and the security of our personal information as of late. It's an interesting article to read, and you can find it here. Thank you to Janeen, the AD on this!

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Cop a feel

This cover of mine for the Village Voice is out now. It follows the story of Cecily McMillan, an Occupy Wall Street protestor who allegedly elbowed a police officer- what she maintains was a reaction to being forcefully groped from behind. Following the trial, she was found guilty of assaulting an officer and faces up to seven years in prison at her sentencing on May 19.

I'd encourage you to read the full article. It always amazes me (although by now it shouldn't), the things people are put in prison for, while police officers that beat, or kick, or sometimes shoot people to death are often given little more than paid suspension. Thank you to Tom Carlson, the AD on this. To give credit where credit is due, Tom's the one that came up with the idea of Lady Justice being felt up, I just fleshed it out.

Monday, May 12, 2014

The Fox Is Black post

I just saw a post on my work on the excellent site, The Fox Is Black. Run by Bobby Solomon, out of Los Angeles, they post on everything from music, to fine art, to photography, to illustration and graphic design. I've been a big fan of the site, and a regular visitor for a while now. It's one of those blogs that you could spend all day going through. I've seen posts on a ton of great artists, so I'm very honored to be included among them. Check out the site, but make sure you're not on a tight deadline, because you might lose a few hours.
Thanks, guys!