This was the cover illustration for Pacific San Diego Magazine‘s Art Issue. They wanted some graffiti-themed art that would reference some local San Diego landmarks. I wanted to connect these themes as well as illustrate the underground, sometimes subversive nature of graffiti art in general. Placing the art beneath the Coronado Bridge served both needs, […]
This was a commissioned piece from a client who is writing a book involving Shakespeare and the Catholic Church, which naturally played to my strengths and interests in religious imagery. The concept was to depict Shakespeare as a Catholic saint in the classical style, surrounded by various objects of symbolic meaning. The client had a […]
1. These are my initial (very rough) ideas for the cover. The art director wanted a superhero-themed cover/issue, which played to my strengths as an Ã¼ber-nerd. Number five is what would make the final cut, but I was asked to flesh out four, five, and six. . 2. The finalists in more detail. Number three […]
I once again illustrated Chico News & Review‘s annual “Best Of” issue, this time a superhero-themed deal. You can see the process here.
My work was featured on an August cover of the Inland Empire Weekly for their “Back 2 School” issue.
1. This was a cover story about many Mexican immigrants’ accounts of their journey to America, some legal and some not. After reading through the copy of the story the editor provided, I came up with a couple pages of sketches. I based most of my concepts on actual tales told by the various immigrants. […]
This was a cover for the Inland Empire Weekly regarding Mexican immigrantsâ€™ tales of crossing the border. My ideas were drawn from the text of the article itself, which contained a number of firsthand accounts from Mexicans of different walks of life. The one that struck me the most was of a girl who (illegally) […]
There’s a somewhat long and slightly interesting story behind this image. Interesting if you’re me, that is. It is a redo of an illustration I had done years prior for a magazine I was the art director of, 78 Magazine. The original image was a black-and-white graphite drawing for the cover of an issue that […]
I’d like a pair of those goggles. But not so much the apocalyptic world the scientist is beholding. This image was later used for Paranoia Magazine’s 50th issue cover. It was my first cover for a national publication.
A cover image for 78 Magazine, done back when I was merely a staff illustrator. The theme of the issue was “Question Authority,” and I came up with a number of sketches that explored that concept. This one was everyone’s favorite, and we even put up extra money so that we could have the color […]