Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Roots Jam Session

This is my submission for the Roots' Jam Session logo contest. I hope I win. I love the Roots. Tweet it/me if you like: funkaldelyfunk

Tuesday, December 22, 2009


I illustrated this for Baltimore Magazine's Charm City Chatter column. I used my buddy Frank Hamilton's photo as a reference, so there's some authenticity to this one.

Wednesday, December 2, 2009


A piece I did for Thursday night's 2nd Annual Lighting of the Chicken ceremony's corresponding exhibition 'Chicken in a Biscuit'.
Artwork had to be chicken themed.

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bob Dylan: It's Not Dark Yet

A piece that I did for my wife's b-day. She loves Bob Dylan and loves this song.

City Paper: Female Problems

A piece I just finished for Baltimore City Paper's annual Fiction and Poetry contest. This story was about an abused woman and a constant reminder (her cat) of her abused past.

Monday, November 23, 2009

Baltimore Magazine: Poe Procession

This was a piece I did for the 'Charm City Chatter' column of Baltimore Magazine. The piece was supposed to depict the mock Edgar Allen Poe funeral procession that was held in mid-October. The client really wanted to depict Raven's fans, bagpipe players, the horse and carriage, the police, etc. I felt that silhouettes was the best way to depict the wide variety of characters at the event.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Work in Progress

This is a commissioned piece that I am working on. A portrait. This is the background art, the portrait still has to be worked on. More to come later...

Self Portrait...

I have a bunch of stuff to post soon, but because of secrets and/or publication dates I have to wait a little bit. In the meantime, here is a self portrait I did last night/this morning between baby duties.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Bmag update

These are the latest illustrations that I did for Baltimore Magazine. The Otakon piece was online only because of editorial issues that caused the column to get pulled.The piece on the left depicts Cardin's paparazzi filled town-hall meeting last month.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Social Networking spot illustrations for Style

These illustrations were done for STYLE magazine to accompany their social networking feature. While I am very happy with the final, I had a different idea for the Craigslist piece that was rejected, that I may revisit just because I was really in love with it.

UPDATE: Below are scans of the layout. Love it. STYLE magazine prints color so beautifully.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Monday, July 6, 2009

Doppelganger Danger...

This is a poster that I designed for the Wilma Martinez Project:
Wilma Martinez Project
This was Wilma's first stab at starring in two roles simultaneously. From what I hear it's pretty raunchy.

Friday, June 19, 2009

STYLE magazine "Summer Waves"

This was for STYLE magazine. The feature was on summer hair trends and the art director wanted something "retro feeling". I think it turned out quite nice.

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

This is the latest piece that I did for Baltimore magazine's Charm City Chatter column. It was for the kid's group Milkshake's visit to the Lyric Opera house. Apparently they are HUGE and from Baltimore. I didn't realize how big they were when I got the assignment, maybe because my child is only 3.5 months old. Anyway, the idea was to make the kids event look like it was in a "grown-up" environment, hence the point of view.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Elephants on Parade

This is on my promo piece (which you can see in a few posts below), but I figured I'd post it again in a larger size. It is featured in the "Charm City Chatter" column of the current issue of Baltimore magazine. The piece was to illustrate the annual march of the animals parade that Ringling puts together every year. The elephants march from the B&O Railroad museum to the big top. This year the parade happened a little later than usual and apparently there were kids in their pajamas there to see the large pachyderms.

T-shirt update...

So, the people at Okayplayer said they loved my original design, but were torn as to whether or not they liked the Meshell portrait, so they asked me for a couple more versions featuring the monkey with headphones image that is on the cover of "Cookie". I redrew it to fit my style and added a few scratches and splats and this is the end result. I hope that I'm in the running to win the contest.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Okayplayer T-shirt Contest...

So, I have been a big fan of for some time now. Online home of the Roots and fansite for okayplayer branded artists such as Amy Winehouse, Meshell Ndegeocello, Erykah Badu, Common, Talib Kweli, Jazzyfatnastees, SA-RA, J Dilla–the list goes on and I consider myself to be an okayplayer.

Anyway, they recently posted a contest to design a t-shirt to commemorate the year 2002 in honor of their 10 year anniversary. I chose to do a design for Meshell Ndegeocello's "Cookie-The Anthropological Mixtape" because I'm a big fan of Meshell's and other artists that released material in 2002 were already represented in one of the other designs. I came up with four designs. Here they are. Stay tuned to see if I win.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Random cuteness that is my son.

This is my son Jasper and these are the extremely late birth announcements that we are just now sending out (hence the 'Then' and 'Now' specs. I decided to keep with the circus theme and add my elephant illustration to the announcement.

Oh, and you can check out my wife's blog of our new addition here.

Friday, April 17, 2009

New Promo Piece...

So, I finally got around to getting a new promo piece printed. I'm going to try something different and send out a brochure as opposed to a postcard. Hopefully I can start getting bigger jobs.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

City Paper Job Guide Banners...

So, City Paper will start a new website called "City Paper Baltimore Jobs"...pretty boring name, but here are some not-so boring designs I came up with to rest at the top of the pages. My personal favorite is the banner with the feet. I decided to use contour line drawings and I'm happy with the outcome.

Monday, March 9, 2009

Obama comes to Baltimore!

This is the second piece that I did for Baltimore Magazine's 'Charm City Chatter' column. I was inspired by vintage state postcards and figured the concept would be perfect for Obama's visit to Baltimore on his trail to the White House.

Monday, February 16, 2009


This is a piece that I did for City Paper. It's for a book review of the book "The Wizard of Oz and Philosophy: Wicked Wisdom of the West". I love the Wizard of Oz (story and the film) and wanted to do a piece that spoke more about Oz than the characters, and more about the fact that this book is a collection of Oz-based theories and not about any particular instance or character. I am pretty satisfied with the end result.

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Happy Birthday Jon!

This is a birthday card that I made for my great friend Jon. I just finished watching Disney's "So Dear To My Heart", which is where the lamb comes in. The piece is about cautiously making a journey and not giving up. Below the image is some hand-drawn type from the inside of the card.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


This is my latest illustration that I did for the great people over at Baltimore magazine. They have started a new column called "Charm City Chatter" (about stuff going on in and around the Baltimore area) and to my surprise they asked me to be the regular illustrator for the column! The first assignment was for Dan Deacon's 'Round Robin' Tour and below is the result. Enjoy.