Monday, August 18, 2008

Pittsburgh City Paper: Back to School Issue

This is an assignment I got from Pittsburgh City Paper for a cover feature on Student Protest for their back to school issue. For the inside I was assigned four spot illustrations concerning different college student related issues.

Scan of printed cover with type will come when I receive my copy in the mail.


Cover without Text

Spot Illo: Rising Tuition

Spot Illo: The Expanding Campus

Spot Illo: Preferential Treatment

Spot Illo: Duquesne's Problem

Sunday, August 3, 2008

Georgia Anne Muldrow

This is a cover and illustration I did for the online magazine Scheme. The piece is of the beautiful Georgia Anne Muldrow whom I first heard this past February after purchasing New Amerykah Pt.2. Georgia makes some of the most atmospheric, thought-provoking, unconventional music this side of planet earth that I've heard in years. Enjoy the new piece.

Monday, May 5, 2008


Below is the cover for May's Scheme magazine which features an article about ?uestlove of the Roots. If you haven't done so already, go out and pick up Rising Down their new album just released last week. Not only is the album art great and full of impact, the content is rich. Enjoy.

And the uncropped no-logo version below...

Monday, April 7, 2008

LIVE at the Renaissance

I did this flyer for an event promoted by Scheme magazine (Check previous posts). If you are in the DC/Metro/Baltimore area attend this "semi networking event where people can enjoy great music from the 80's through the 90's with a mix of the current Little Brother, Cool Kids, Lupe Fiasco, Cromeo, etc." And guess what, it's FREE.

Kidz in the Hall

Thanks to Dale Coachman and his magazine Scheme for whom I did this for.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Ma Dukes Yancey

This piece was done for Scheme magazine. It was to go with an interview of Ma "Dukes" Yancey, mother of well-renowned poetic genius/producer of all things funky and fly J. Dilla. I wasn't given much to work with so I emailed analoguegirl and she gave me some insight on the mother/son relationship between the two of them. Thanks E. I hope you all like. Part 2, diving deeper into their relationship to come at a later date...

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Piece of Luna

This illustration was for a book review in this coming week's City Paper. It was for a book review of the book Black Postcards: A Rock and Roll Romance. It was written by Dean Wareham, lead guitarist and vocalist for the bands Galaxie 300, Luna, and Dean & Britta. This piece addresses the romantic side of Dean who had an affair with Britta (the lead voice for the 1980's cartoon Jem), who was in Luna, which broke up his marriage and was the start of Dean & Britta, now performing near you.

Sunday, February 24, 2008

Fresh Air

No, not the show with Terry Gross, but the show taking place in Maryland. It is now official that every bar in Maryland prohibits smoking. Yes folks that's right, MD has run out of lighter fluid. Here's to me being able to breathe when I go out now! Here's to coming home with hair that smells like shampoo and clothes that smell like detergent!

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Get By Pt.2 (or final version)

Part 2, or the final version of 'Get By'. After much consideration and talking I thought the previous version, though expressing hope, was still a little dark and pessimistic in tone and needed a slight change in composition. Enjoy.

Monday, February 11, 2008

Time Will Tell

Piece for a City Paper article which describes modern day zombie movies as being metaphors for real life. About zombies representing us in the not too distant future, but the people hiding from them representing us as well.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Get by...

This piece is based on the Talib Kweli song 'Get By' in which he says we need to do more than to just get by, we need to live and get out (of the ghetto/poverty/misery/etc.). Hadn't heard the song in a while and thought of it as I was looking for inspiration.

Friday, January 25, 2008

New AmErykah: The 4th World War

This is a piece I did in preparation for my girl Erykah Badu's new record that drops on February 26th. Considering the title of the new album and the title of this post I figured that the imagery in the image was appropriate.

I contacted E.Badu's publicist over the summer and got this message:
"Thank you for your interest in working with Ms. Badu. However, at this time her artwork for the upcoming music projects is already in process. As you can imagine, she has a team of artists that she works with on her various projects from merchandise, websites to album covers (or should I say CD covers!).

I will keep your contact information as from time-to-time she does change or add artists.

Peace and Blessings"

Erykah if you're reading this, know that I HAVE to work for you before I die! One day...One day...

Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Robert Redford

This is a piece that I did as a Christmas present to my wife this year. She happens to be a bit obsessed over "Robbie" (his household nickname) and though I'm not a HUGE fan (haven't really seen a lot of his work), I do admire his acting in "The Way We Were", which is where I pulled this image. The idea behind the piece is that it's an homage to the doodling one does in your notebook when you have a crush, or a secret admiration for someone.