Wednesday, September 22, 2010
I was supposed to do a reading last Thursday with Joe Meno for the release of the paperback edition of his book Demons in the Spring (a book of short stories each of which was illustrated by a different artist, one of whom was me). But the vagaries of life (specifically, bringing it into the world) forced him to postpone. Which was a good thing for me. I had a story, the beginning of which you can see below, but I wasn't quite settled on visuals. When the event gets rescheduled come find out what I come up with.
This is a version of the poster I just did for the Brooklyn Comics Festival. To see the slightly different version that got printed, go to Desert Island in Brooklyn...or go to the show, December 4th.
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Saturday, September 11, 2010
This summer I was asked to do a cover for the Great Gatsby for Penguin U.K. The idea was to reference old playbills from the twenties or thirties. I started out with very detailed portraits of 'the players' drawn from images I found of film stars of the time (Daisy here is Bessie Love, Tom is William Haines, most of the others are composites), the idea being that the drawings would recall vignetted, engraved portraits, also typical of the time.
Ultimately the piece called for something more graphic and simplified. following are a few variations, the last being the final accepted piece.
Friday, September 10, 2010
Friday, September 3, 2010
This show is opening in Indianapolis tonight, Friday September 3rd. If you're within two hundred miles, you should go. giant, painterly, haunting photo narrative. If you can't be there, look at these, and pine until the show comes to your town.