As some of you already know, I got married on September 19th in DUMBO, Brooklyn. The entire experience was incredibly fun! As wedding favors, Corrie and I created a set of cards of my original drawings of the four bridges to Brooklyn. The positive responses we received have inspired me to offer a “commercial” set for sale on Etsy.
You can see them here: The Brooklyn Bridges Card Set on Etsy.
A few months ago I’d had started this drawing for my ‘Cabinet of Curiosity’ project and had completed about 75% of it. I was working on it right up until my wedding/honeymoon/move-to-California and had pretty much forgotten about it by the time we got set up and running out here. I had also given it a bland filename which wasn’t helping jog the memory. But I stumbled across it the other day and put a polish on it.
I’d initially had a different object atop the pedestal (a wooly mammoth with a castle-saddle) but it wasn’t really working for me. So instead I worked up this horse sculpture which I had sketched while viewing a show of ancient Chinese art within the Metropolitan Museum of Art in 2005:
This article for Time Out Chicago by Jason A. Heidemann was part of a package looking back at the history of Chicago’s Second City legendary comedy ensemble as it celebrates it’s 50th anniversary this year. While many of the group’s alumni have gone on to become legends of comedy, just as many went on to live less famous lives (This is a slightly different version than the one that ran in the magazine). Art direction by Mike Novak.
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You can see more of my work for Time Out Chicago here.
We’re deep into autumn now so naturally my mind starts to linger on the ideas of Joseph Campbell, Hobbits, strong ales, falling leaves and the forest lairs of folkloric creatures. This drawing came out of the sketchbook and was finished off in photoshop and sorta captures my mood as of late.
I recently came along a 1972 Time-Life book entitled ‘The High Sierra’ while perusing a local junk shop. Among the many great images and graphics within is an amazing photo of Mount Whitney and the Alabama hills within Sequoia National Park. I did a quick pen drawing in my sketchbook and the illo’s above were derived from that sketch.
This was a commission from a guy who was interested in a winter scene
for his home upstate. It is sand and enamel on canvas 24″x 36.”
The above illustration was for a Wall Street Journal interactive about how fan’s of winning teams still have a tendency to weep about their fortunes. A fun illo, especially incorporating the team mascots.
After a few months of settling in here I’d like to announce the opening of the Sacramento Office of InvisibleMan. It’s nice to be toiling away in the pleasant climes of northern California. Below is a photomerge of the InvisibleManCave:
This illustration ran in The New York Times on October 25th on the cover of the Metro section (New York edition). The essay by Alana Joblin Ain describes her experience being suspended from shopping at the Park Slope Food Co-op in Brooklyn, NY after falling behind on her required work requirement. The Co-op has a reputation for high quality local organic foods, at great prices. However the author of this essay highlights some of the difficulties in keeping up your end of the membership bargain, and the shameful consequences that follow.
Read on to see the accompanying spots and how it looked in print…