"Negroni Week" is an event in which bartenders create variations on their favorite Negroni, a Campari based cocktail. For this auspicious occaision, San Francisco design firm Forthright Design had me illustrate iconic Italian images to accompany a refreshing bottle of Campari.
This was a commission with which I was very pleased. The original idea was to do the whole octopus in ink wash, but I decided that it would be better to have just the ink cloud in wash so it would be easier to see the octopus.
This piece for The Bold Italic explores the origins of some of the stranger statues and sculptures in San Francisco's financial district.
Done for Truthout, this Graphic Essay explores the effects the pandemic is having on public education.
These are excerpts from an illustrated guide to hidden hikes in the San Francisco Bay Area that I did for The Bold Italic, a fantastic Bay Area lifestyle blog.
The Bay Area lifestyle blog The Bold Italic hired me to do this illustration for a satirical piece on escape rooms.
Hittin' the Oregon Trail is a sendup of the classic "edutainment" video game. Told in an historically inaccurate manner, writer Paul Glanting and I undermine the romance of an oft romanticized era to highlight modern day hypocrisy.
A person wearing a space suit sitting underneath an intimidating piece of machinery.
t's no secret that I am a fan of prehistory. Also not a secret; I am an animal lover. These two non-secret combined with my fascination with anatomy and taxonomy make my series of prehistoric skeletons an inevitability.
This is the cover to a free coloring book called "Lover Person". It was inspired by characters from Billy Ocean's 1983 hit "Lover Boy."
Under the umbrella of Delicate Adventures, Eggferno follows the lighthearted adventures of Dante and Virgil in the underworld.
Science fiction writer Konstantinos "Kos" Kolafonos wrote a short story about an intergalactic retirement community, on which we then collaborated to turn into a short comic.
Originally I made these illustrations for my uncle(who photographed the crows), people respond to this series of birds in a way that I could not have anticipated.
I stumbled across a photo of the model builders on the 'Metropolis' set and I was instantly enchanted (Metropolis holds a special place in my heart, and I am an amature miniature builder). I wanted to juxtapose the futurist "architecture" with an atmosphere of antiquity. And thus a photoshop layer was applied to an ink wash, which was applied to a line drawing.
The folks at Forthright called on me to illustrate this editorial drawing for a wine and spirits magazine. The article addresses the perils of starting your own wine business.
This classic "Sword and Sandal" movie with its stop motion effects by Ray Harryhausen has played a strong role in my development as an artist and storyteller, so much so that I feel the need to make this here illustration of Jason heroically beating back a bunch of reanimated corpses.
I was approached to illustrate this project by two writers who noticed that surf jargon has a tendency to sound suggestive.
Military headgear fascinates me, and World War One had some very memorable contributions. I did these for my personal study.
Tomorrow Jerks is my science fiction comedy series, the first part of which I have completed for my MFA in Sequential Arts. The story follows Andrew, Alex, and Bonnie as they narrowly avoid future death at every turn.
A robot braves harsh waves and ocean froth to find shore, no doubt to destroy humanity. But why?
This collection of ink wash illustrations was for a series on science fiction in popular culture, with a particular emphasis on robots.
These images were for a company blog. Through interesting copy and illustrations, this company's goal was to document how well their clients use their product and thereby create press for their company.
BoardSock Empire is a series of live action sock puppet shorts that I am making as a tie-in to my webcomic Tomorrow Jerks. In addition to these shorts, I am working on an interactive "sock town". The premise is that a viewer can scroll through SockTown (pronounced "sock-tin") and can click on the many attractions that Socktown has to offer. These are some ofthe GIFs that I am working on.
Cynar released a high proof version of their herbal liqueur, for which I designed an artichoke. Forthright design and I collaborated on many designs before they arrived at this combination of our styles.