Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Toro Magazine :: Bad Beat City Ep 16

A teaser panel panel from the latest installment of my ongoing strip at TORO magazine online.


A character design for a Japanese based company that creates technology for first responders like fire dept. and law enforcement. Another enjoyable departure for me.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Bettie Page 1923-2008

An 8" X 10" photo on my studio wall from an original negative. Always an inspiration.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Toro Magazine :: Bad Beat City Ep 15

A teaser panel panel from the latest installment of my ongoing strip at TORO magazine online.

marblemedia 2008 Holiday card

Every year the fine folks at marblemedia ask me to do their holiday card. Always a change of pace doing this gig. Enjoy!

Friday, November 21, 2008

Adweek Magazine :: 30th Anniversary issue

This issue showcased an exclusive photographic portfolio of 30 of the most influential people working in advertising, marketing and media today. I think I drew the 'long straw' because I was selected to do Steve Jobs & Jonathan Ive of Apple. Being devoted Mac user for nearly a decade now, it was a satisfying piece to do. The AD wanted to keep the look and feel of the piece simple and clean, just like a Mac ;)

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

3 Martinis #16 :: Alberta Venture Mag

All good things must eventually come to an end. Alas it was to be the case with this column. Def one of my favorite gigs to do. Enjoy!

Monday, October 20, 2008

New Internationalist :: Agribusiness

Technological advances don't always mean that things will be better for everyone.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Applied Arts Magazine

There's a nice article in the current issue of Applied Arts Magazine on Brandever Marketing Strategy , a company I did a coupla wine labels for , and a poster.

Here's a sneak peak. I did the 'Naramata Bench' poster , and an illo ( not shown ) on the back of the 'Whatchamacallit' label.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Toro Magazine :: Bad Beat City Ep 9

Latest installment of my ongoing comic strip for Toro Magazine online.I rarely show 'process' so I thought I'd give ya a sneak peak into it. I tend to do small roughs , just to get the narrative sorted out , and fairly loose pencils. This leaves me some latitude to take more risks when I get to the inking stage. My illustration work tends to be rather tightly drawn , so I'm quite enjoying doing the looser artwork that this gig affords.

Previous episodes available to view HERE.

Tools used :: Photoshop CS2 , Manga Studio , Strathmore paper , Pentel brush pen ,Tachikawa Fountain Pens

Monday, August 18, 2008

3 Martinis #13 :: Alberta Venture Mag

A sneak peek at the upcoming installment for the Three Martinis column I illustrate every month. The cushion has a drawstring which when pulled , heats up , ideal for sitting on at cold outdoor sporting events, and atop is a can of chili that is made with antacids as a primary ingredient thus alleviating the ensuing heart-burn. All this will make sense when you read the article . I'll try and post a link when it's up.

Monday, August 11, 2008

Magazine Group :: Virtual Learning

The exhilaration a student experiences when delving into the realm of the virtual world for the first time .......... or something like that ;)

Thursday, July 17, 2008

TORO Magazine :: Bad Beat City

Been doing some comics again for the newly re-launched TORO Magazine online . Latest installment can be seen here with links on the page to other episodes. The strip is providing me with a great opportunity to experiment with my storytelling and with my drawing style. I've been inking the strip with some new croquil fountain pens from Japan that I'm really liking. Enjoy!

Tuesday, July 01, 2008

Blueberry Wine label :: Brandever

A bit of a departure but a nice diversion. Shown is a wine label I designed & illustrated for a Blueberry Wine. 20's fruit crate labels was what I was given as a jumping off point . Did my best to channel a touch of Charles Dana Gibson in this one ;)

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Monday, June 16, 2008

VIBE Magazine :: Sex Survey Issue

Had a blast doing the illos for this gig. Pure pleasure, and an AD who was a dream to work with. There were 10 done in all , shown are some of my faves.Enjoy!

Saturday, June 07, 2008

3 Martinis #10 :: Alberta Venture Mag

With this latest installment it gave me the chance to finally draw Johnny Cash. Can't beat that.

Monday, May 26, 2008

Readers Digest :: 1st Solo Subway Ride

The article's about a parent who came under considerable flack in New York City for letting her 9 yr old take the subway home on his own. Various parents groups lambasted her and likened it to 'child abuse'. while that seems a rather harsh conclusion , I don't think I'd ever put my own children in that predicament , even if they insisted they were ready to do it.

Friday, May 16, 2008

Financial Planning Mag :: Assorted Portraits

A monthly gig where I do the portrait of the guest columnist. I especially enjoy this gig because of the challenge presented by the diversity of the people I have to draw.
I have some recently completed projects that I'm looking forward to showing , I just need to wait til they're on the stands before I can share them.

Saturday, May 03, 2008

3 Martinis #9 :: Alberta Venture Mag

The latest in this ongoing monthly series. I always look forward to this gig. Cars are always a challenge for me . Think it turned out ok despite my lack of expertise drawing all things mechanical . Article can be read here.

Wednesday, April 09, 2008

3 Martinis #8 :: Alberta Venture Mag

Another illo in an ongoing monthly series for the magazine . The main character Seymour Cash has gone through a bit of de-volution at the request of the AD. They wanted him to have a more 'ruffled' demeanor. Had fun designing his tie which will figure in future installments. Viola. Article can be read here.

Monday, April 07, 2008

NBWA :: poster

The following poster was done for a wine tasting festival. A real pleasurable piece to work and a bit of a stylistic departure in that I was trying to really keep it to simple shapes . My intent was to echo the look of of vintage travel posters with a rock poster edge. Enjoy!

Monday, March 31, 2008

Vanity Fair UK :: Timepieces Special Issue

This was another illo for Gurney's column in the UK edition of Vanity Fair. Article was about the various institutions that grade and reward watchmakers for their craft and products.

Sunday, March 09, 2008

3 Martinis#7::Alberta Venture Mag

My latest in the series. Article is here to help ya makes sense of what you're looking at ;)

Friday, March 07, 2008

Family Portrait::Promo

This was done for a two page spread promo for my agent, Three In A Box. The Bugatto clan in all their glory ;)

Sunday, March 02, 2008

Vanity Fair UK :: New Internationalist UK

Sticker shock from the mini-bat bill when you check out. For a special travel issue of Vanity Fair UK.

Another UK gig for the New Internationalist. Article addressed the notion of eco-travel and the challenges of trying to fly less. The AD wanted this to have a real 'comic book' feel.

Sunday, January 27, 2008

3 Martinis #6 :: Alberta Venture Mag

The latest in this ongoing series. Tried to play with the framing and content of this one. To read the full article , click here. Enjoy!

Sunday, January 20, 2008

Boy's Life Mag :: Jake's Race

These were 2 , two page spreads for Boy's Life Magazine, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts Of America. I believe the publication has been around since 1911. The AD was hoping to run the story text as white type , so I kept the palette pretty dark & textured. The story , was about Jake , going on an early training run and coming across a car accident. Needless to say, he has to go and seek out help. A fun and challenging job. Wish they all could be like this.

Friday, January 18, 2008

Project Omega :: Penguin Books

The book is about a young woman who has to take over her father's company after he mysteriously disappears. The interior illos, done by another artist, reflect a 1940's timeframe. Above is the redesigned cover with my illo. Below the previous version it's replacing . Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 02, 2008

3 Martinis #5 :: Alberta Venture Mag

The latest installment in an ongoing series. Enjoy!
If you wish to read the article to get more of the flavour of the story , it's here online.