Thursday, December 03, 2009

Wall St. Journal :: Holiday Themed Crime/Mystery Books

I love getting gigs like this one that thematically embrace a lot things I enjoy drawing. The article reviews soon to be released Mystery & Crime novels and non-fiction books that thematically overlap with the holiday season or that may be potentially ideal stocking stuffers . One of the aforementioned books ,Catherine Corman’s “Daylight Noir: Raymond Chandler’s Imagined City” , may be a book that eventually I pick up myself , unless of course it shows up in my stocking ;-)

The color scheme for this piece was inspired by travel posters from the 30's & 40's that promoted tourism to California. Enjoy !

For myself , I did a B&W version to see how it would translate. It's much more evocative of the genre & period , but I think wouldn't necessarily have the same visual impact when printed on newsprint.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Sneak Peek - WIP

Something I'm putting the final touches on.

New Bad Beat City up now too . Ep.#39 .Enjoy.

Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Loretta Young 1932 :: WIP

Something I'm mucking about with at the moment. Not quite finished yet , but thought I'd share it nonetheless.

Loretta Young

Tools used :: Crowquill pen , brush , Ink , Strathmore Paper , Photoshop CS4 , Painter 11

Monday, September 28, 2009

Baltimore Style Mag :: Sending Food Back

An enjoyable piece to illustrate , retelling a range of humorous stories by waiters , chefs & Maitre D's about what lengths some people will go to , to get a free meal or grandstand at a restaurant.

It was done in my more limited palette style which I hope to do more pieces like in the future.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Canadian Lawyer Magazine :: Saving your Pension Fund

Being neither an Economist nor a Lawyer , I'm loathe to try and elaborate on or summarize the content of the article , suffice to say , it entails the preservation of one's 'DB' fund , a type of pension subsidized by employers.

I can't seem do illustrations with water , without getting all Hokusai on them . Enjoy!

Sunday, September 06, 2009

Death Of Bunny Munro :: Nick Cave

Looking forward to reading Nick Cave's new novel - 'Death Of Bunny Munro"
This piece was just done for the hell of it . Enjoy!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

New York Times :: The Changing Face of Scalping

This is the cover illo for today's Sunday Arts section .The title says it all . Once again, coming up with a color scheme I was happy with was a challenge. Loved drawing the old lady in the middle though . As always , thanks for stopping by.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Loaded Magazine :: Corruption & Footie

Did this for the fine folks at Loaded Magazine , the original 'lad' mag. Tales of corruption in the international world of Football , or as it's called here , Soccer. Enjoy!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Financial Planner Magazine :: Heads pt. 2

A selection of portraits done recently for Financial Planner Magazine for the column 'My Word'. Enjoy!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Toro Magazine :: Bad Beat City :: Update

Can't believe I've done 28 pages of this story so far. I'm printing it out and collecting it in a folio book so that I can get a better sense of the flow of the story . Below is my temp mock cover & some recent pages. Latest installment is here. Thanks for stopping by.

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

100th post - Communication Arts Illustration Annual 50

I'm pleased to announce that the following series of illustrations were accepted into the prestigious Communication Arts Illustration Annual #50 due out this July. Needless to say , I was very thrilled and honored to get in. Can't think of a better way to mark my 100th post . As always , thanks for stopping by :-)

Tools :: Croquil pen , ink brush , Photoshop CS2

Toro Magazine :: Bad Beat City Ep 24

A sneak peak at the latest installment. Full page can bee seen here.

Monday, April 13, 2009

PC World Magazine + Wall St Journal

A straightforward piece addressing some of the drawbacks to using utilities like Voip , Skype etc on your smart phone.

Took a while to come up with a color scheme I was happy with.

This piece for the Wall St. Journal was about how young college graduates , new to the work force will go that extra mile to ensure a chance at continued employment.

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Box Lunch #7 :: Promo

This was done as a promo for my agent ,directed primarily at the editorial market. The theme the artists in the group had to adopt was 'Hoaxes' .

A real change of pace from a lot of the work I've been doing lately , it was nice to immerse myself in all the things I like to draw again. I had fun with it, can ya tell ;)

Enjoy !

Tools :: Japanese croquil dip pen, Photoshop CS2 , Manga Studio Ex 30

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

New Internationalist UK :: Another Side of Paradise

For a upcoming article in the New Internationalist by Author Lindsey Collen a Mauritian novelist who looks back on her country’s recent past to see how class strife disguises itself as culture clash.

Excerpt :: "I met an old woman in the homeless people’s movement in the 1990s who said: ‘I am scared to leave Plaine Verte [where she had illegally built a tin shack on state land] because I came here from Baie du Tombeau in the race wars.’ This is what affected her most: ‘They broke my fishbowl. I ran with my two little boys and a babe in arms, looking back at the goldfish gasping on the red cement floor.’ People who have to flee are left with vivid memories for decades. "

The version being used in the magazine won't have the brown weathered frame.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Toro Magazine :: Bad Beat City Ep 20

Here's the latest installment on-line. Enjoy.

Sneak-peak below.

Sneak-peak at Ep 19 if ya missed it.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

Treasury & Risk Magazine :: Cover

Client wanted a 'Ironman' inspired character for their cover. Rising up out of the molten ruins of Wall St , a bit of a challenge considering I don't do a lot of straight-up superhero type stuff. A really enjoyable job too.

It took a coupla passes to nail his 'look'.

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

'I Wish Someone Had Told Me' :: Book illustrations

Last fall I was approached to provide some B&W interior illos and a color cover for a book about navigating your way successfully in your profession. The author , Tony Altilia , passes on experience, gleaned from working in the advertising industry at the highest level for many years.