I’m running a little behind on this blog lately, so I’m combining the last couple of jobs I did for the WSJ into one single post! As I may have mentioned in the past, I love working for newspapers, b/c I think the quick turn-around (sometimes only 2 hours!) is a really exciting challenge. I’ve done a couple of small spots for the Wall Street Journal’s ‘Off Duty’ section the past few weeks, all for the Fixer section.
I did another quick piece for the NY Times Op-Ed, all about whether or not preschool is effective in creating smarter kids. Below is the finish, along with a few sketches, but you can read the full article HERE.
A couple weeks ago I was contacted by the folks at SoulCycle asking if I could customize a Louis Vuitton bag for a very special friend of theirs.. The one & only, Oprah Winfrey!
She wascelebrating her 60th birthdaywith a spin class and about 50 of her close friends, and they wanted a custom bag to commemorate the event. I hand painted the SoulCycle logo & some colorful stripes on the front, and some simple, tiny text across the bottom of the back. So fun!
I did another fun illustration for the NY Times, this time for the the cover of the Sunday Review. It was a really interesting piece all about taking a new, positive look at Generation Y. You can read more about it HERE
In celebration of my favorite season, (& in hopes that I will finally give my studio the cleaning it needs), I will be having a HUGE sale on all my original work, prints, & drawings starting this week.
I recently received some of my pop-culture pieces (the ‘Days Off‘ &terrarium pieces) back from Gallery 1988, and will be discounting them up to 50% off! I will also be offing $15 off all prints, & $10 off all original drawings. Buy any two pieces & get free shipping (w/in the US only).
Sale will start this Tuesday, October 15th through my Etsy store. Please feel free to email me with any questions!
some available ORIGINALS (that will be up to 50% off!):
It’s been a long while since my last update, but things have been really busy around here with work & non-work related stuff. So happy to finally be back at it in the studio! I’ve been working on this piece for Gallery 1988 West’s upcoming Say Hi to the Bad Guy, presented by Crazy 4 Cult.
This time around artists will be focusing on their favorite villain from any cult film.. Even though I have many favorites, I decided to go with Frank Booth from Blue Velvet, because I believe him to be the creepiest, craziest bad guy of them all. A psychopathic drug dealer, pimp, and sadist, he is both a horrible and fascinating character, who easily has some of the most memorable scenes of all time.
Show opens Friday, October 18th at Gallery 1988 West in LA.
I did a fun, quick illustration yesterday for today’s Op-Ed page of the NY Times, all about the lack of diversity in the various role of ‘Doctor Who‘. Below is the finish (which ran in b+w), and a couple unused sketches. You can read the whole article here.
So excited to see this project finally come to life! Last year an old friend of mine, talented video director, Keith Musil, and I talked about how awesome it would be to collaborate on something. I came up with a few concepts and eventually fleshed out and wrote, Light As a Feather.
The idea was that a group of girls come together at a slumber party to play the old game, Light As a Feather, Stiff as a Board (à laThe Craft).. But it goes awry. The girl floats up, but becomes stuck midair and no one can seem to get her down. Her parents call the paramedics, pray for her, try an exorcism. Eventually as time passes on, they decide to hold a funeral and mourn for their loss.. The parents fall apart, lose the house and it becomes abandoned.. All the while the girl floats on.
After a while, the novelty of this floating girl fades away, and nobody seems to notice her up there anymore. People break in to the house, hold parties, trash the place. Years later, the house is knocked down, to become an empty lot.. And the girl is still there, most likely forever.
Keith decided to hold on to my concept until the right project came along. This year the LA-based band, Fol Chen, asked Keith to direct the video for a track from their new album, False Alarms.. When he pitched the Light As a Feather concept to them, they loved it! I can’t tell you how awesome it is to see one of my ideas in the live-action form.. Adds such a different dimension to my normally, 2-D work. Keith did such an amazing job with the video, I’m so excited to have collaborated with him on it!
A few months ago, AMC contacted me about an art book they were putting together for the cast & crew of Breaking Bad as a gift for the end of the series. I was honored to contribute my 30 Days of Saul Goodman image, since I’m such a fan of the show, and had so much fun working on these pieces. So sad to think it’s ending so soon!