It's not often that I have no clue who I'm making an illustration for...but this is one of those cases. I was contacted by an agency who handles the art direction for multiple magazines. I was told the illustration was for an article about teachers who are resist change in the classroom. That's it. I have no idea when this was published or where it was published, and many attempts to find out how have yielded no information whatsoever. I can't complain, though; it was an enjoyable project and I was treated fairly. Still, part of me wonders if this illustration was for something top secret...
Wednesday, November 27, 2013
A couple of months ago I started working with Amazon Publishing on a series of covers for a weekly publication featuring up-and-coming writers. I'm excited to announce that the first of my covers hit the shelves (well, the online shelves) today. If you're interested, you can find it here.
The cover is for a short story called The Bones, by Bridget Clerkin. It follows a narrator who learns of her cousin's disquieting activities on the news. She reminisces about her childhood, and the troubling, psychopathic symptoms her cousin exhibited during a summer visit.
AD: Carmen Johnson
AD: Carmen Johnson
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013
I had a great time doing this massive poster for OUYA Games, a new video game console company. I was chosen to work on the poster for The Amazing Frog? a crazy game where you're a frog running around a city, playing with physics as you jump off buildings, bounce up to blimps, and and free fall all over the place. Looks like a lot of fun.
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013
My friend Paco Cantu just published a three-part piece in Guernica Magazine about African immigration issues in the Netherlands. It's a story that doesn't really get any coverage outside of the Netherlands -- but there are many interesting parallels with immigration issues here in the US. The piece is a collage of interviews, newspaper clippings, and other documentary elements.
Parts 2 and 3 of the story are furnished with some illustrations I'd done earlier in the year. I created a new piece for the first part, showing the intense interview process and the feelings of paranoia and anxiety that go with it. As somebody who struggled with the Dutch immigration services last year (though to a much, much lesser degree), working on the illustration brought back some memories of talking to stern people and waiting endless months for a residence permit.
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