Sunday, October 28, 2007

2 Sides of Jill Scott

Jill Scott illustration for Philadelphia Weekly. The article was about how She can take on different roles in film and music.

Tuesday, October 16, 2007

Another Johnny

People are already starting to reserve the drawings they want to buy so contact me if you see one you like and I'll mark it as yours before the show.

Saturday, October 13, 2007

Awesome show coming up...

Davey G's new cd is called Chairman of the Keyboard. Enough said.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Wes Anderson

Jonathan at is interviewing the writer/director/producer Wes Anderson tomorrow and needed a portrait drawn. I've always been a fan of his movies and since I finished the art before the interview, Jonathan's going to give him a print in person. Anderson directed films such as Rushmore, Life Aquatic, etc. but he produced one of my favorite movies The Squid and the Whale. I wanted to throw in images from all of his movies but since there were so many to choose from, I couldn't decide and rather went more simplistic. The tigers refer to his new movie The Darjeeling Limited which I look foward to seeing this weekend.

Another Johnny

I talked to Sarah at the Metro Gallery today and we are definitely having the Night of 100 Johnnys show. This means that by January I have to have 95 more Johnny Cash portraits done. I'll keep posting them as I finish them(probably 1 a day) and if you see one you want to buy, let me know and I can set it aside for you.

Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Hell is open late so you can eat great....

This is a quick portrait of Dave Thomas from Wendy's for Peter Goode's "Black Metal Fast Food Fight" art show. The alternate title is "What the Fuck is Black Metal" because Dave looks pretty confused in the drawing with his right side up pentagram and Alice Cooper looking cane. The goal of this show is to somehow fuse black metal and fast food themes together. Well I know little about any kind of metal but I love Wendy's so this is what resulted. If it was Ramones Fast Food Fight I would know exactly what to draw.

Monday, October 8, 2007

Now That's Class

This is a portrait of Pulitzer Prize winning author Richard Russo for an interview that will be posted on He just wrote a new book called Bridge of Sighs that along with much of his other writing, examines the different classes and personalities of characters in small towns. He himself feels connected to the east coast small towns in which he writes.

Sunday, October 7, 2007

Waiting to Inhale

It's 1:45 am and I'm finally done working for the weekend. This is a portrait of Devin the Dude for Brian McManus' column in Philly Weekly. After 4 illustrations and playing 2 shows I can finally go to sleep. Who needs to smoke weed when you can work yourself into a coma.

Wave of Protest

I did this for for an ongoing column about the protests in Myanmar. At first I considered drawing 100 monks one at a time in the streets but figured using a wave would illustrate a similar feel.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

During some down time...

I thought this sketch would make an ok illustration.

Health Care, Homelessness, and Pool.....

This is an illustration for the Baltimore City Paper about an upcoming event to reaise money for the homeless to get health care. The event is going to be at a bar/poolhall called Bedrock. I wish someone would throw a charity event for me to get health care but I'm just an illustrator. Oh well.

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

Mr. Ahmadinejad Goes to Town

So I had a day off today and started sketching with a paintbush and ink. I usually use brush pens but I thought I'd go back to the real thing since I finally have a little time to experiment. I sketched Ahmadinejad and thought I'd turn it into something using old layers I had from past illustrations. He turned out looking like something from 28 Days Later.