An unused cover I was hired to do for a book project related to the Trayvon Martin case. Most of my ideas felt cliché at first, involving hoodies or Skittles, and I wanted to avoid that. They also ended up looking cool, rather than ominous or sad or mournful, more like a cover for a crime novel than a tragic event that’s part of huge systemic problem. Anyway, I sort of liked how this came out.
This is my entry for a project that Alison Sampson and I thought up over email while talking about how much we liked Prophet’s use of the splash page to establish environment. A collective exquisite corpse project where we each artist illustrates a piece of a city using an element from the previous piece. Anything goes as long as there is some connective tissue that will hopefully fit together as its own city in the end..
Here’s Alison’s piece, and check out her tumblr because she’s great(and doing way more of the work putting this thing together than I am). And get in touch with either of us if you’re interested in taking part.
Here’s a comic I drew that will be published in Prophet in the next couple of months. It’s written by Sean Witzke, and colored by Sloane Leong(the best company I could ask to collaborate with, follow them already).
This was so fun to make. Prophet is my all out favorite monthly comic, and I’m honored and excited to be printed alongside such inspiring work.
EDIT: Much thanks to Jared Lewis who did color-flatting for it. Flatters go unsung way too often. It’s capital w WORK, and besides Jared is somebody you should definitely be looking into.
Did the dutiful thing and made this card for my mom. for Mother’s Day. She really(REALLY) likes Billy Joel(genetic predestination for anyone born on Long Island, apparently). That first thing is the front, the second is the inside. Gushy “I love you, mom“‘s on the back AWWWW.
P.S. Whoa I’m terrible at likenesses! Also I have this weird thing where I never, ever remember to ink ears, so I did that after I scanned it.