Originally a song by punk legend Patrik Fitzgerald, it was covered by Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong in his intriguing side project Tim Timebomb and Friends. Both versions are cool, but I enjoy the fast-paced, more intense version from TT&F (that Rancid is my favorite band has something to do with it, as well). It’s a […]
I was approached by an organization from Palomar College to create some wall art for their new off-campus office. They are Palomar Faculty Federation, a group dedicated to the fair and equitable treatment of teachers and educational workers alike, and so wanted some imagery that would recall the style and tone of old labor union […]
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, […]
Another entry in my music-inspired “Artistic Audities” series, this is an illustration of the title track off Portugal. The Man’s latest album. The indie rock band, despite its bafflingly obtuse name has quickly become one of my favorite groups in the past few years. Evil Friends is arguably their strongest, most cohesive album to date […]
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 […]
This was from a little while ago, but the Dallas Morning News used my portrait of Willie Nelson in a spread for his 80th birthday, alongside dozens of other artistic renditions. Cool stuff!
A full page illustration for Culture Magazine, this was another portrait of a popular tokin’ figure (see what I did there?). Like Snoop Dogg, Willie has very characteristic features and is a fairly easy likeness to get right. I felt like doing something quiet and dignified, hence the pose and choice of black and white.
“Forever Growing Centipedes” is a song by The Faint, from their 2008 album “Fasciinatiion.” I found it a bit weaker and more uneven than their previous efforts, although it still contained a lot of interesting things, like this. The album seemed a bit more experimental in terms of both musical style and lyrical content, for […]
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.