Thursday, November 29, 2007

Harvard Business Review

Hot Head
For an article in Harvard Business Review,
that says people who were angry made better stock selling decisions.
Mao in Business
For an article in Harvard Business Review,
about how many Chinese business people still use Mao's advice when considering business decisions.


Saturday, November 17, 2007

Illustration Friday: Superstition

Illustration Friday: Superstition: La Cigüapa
When I was a Peace Corps Volunteer in the Dominican Republic, Dominicans would talk about "La Cigüapa", which is kind of like a female boogie-man, but with backwards feet.
"cigüa" is a bird indigenous to the DR, and "guapa" usually means "pretty" in Spanish, but in Dominican spanish it means "angry." So it sort of comes out to "beautiful angry bird monster."
From the Wikipedia entry:
A Ciguapa is a fictional creature originating from the Dominican Republic. They are legendary women that live in the high mountains in the Dominican Republic. Since they are nocturnal, they come out at night to look for food. An odd feature to these women is that their feet are backwards, so you can never quite tell where the footprints came from. In some cases, people believe that they bring death, and are warned not to look them in the eye[1]

Friday, October 19, 2007

Showgirl Reel to Reell

Showgirl Reel to Reel
Trying a little more texture photo-collage. Inspired by this guy.

Illustration Friday: Grow

Patridge in a Pear Tree
I've been thinking about doing "A Partridge in a Pear Tree" for some time. Perhaps, I'll do the whole set of 12. 2 Turtledoves is next.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Welcome Print & Pattern visitors

One of my favorite blogs print & pattern featured me today. I originally emailed its creator, Bowie, about her rss feed. I've been using the Google Reader to consolidate my daily blog reading, but print & pattern didn't have an RSS feed. Bowie was nice enough to email back, that someone had been hijacking her content, so she shut down her rss feed.

Thanks for visiting. Please leave a comment if you want to...

Friday, October 12, 2007

Some new card designs

Halloween Owl
Cat in a Jack o' Lantern
Angel Christmas Tree Topper
I've really cranked up my texture exploration on these.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Illustration Friday: Visitors

Illustration Friday: Visitors
The first thing I thought of when I heard the theme for this week was "Visitors" was the 1983 mini-series "V." And of course the scene where Jane Badler eats the mouse (I thought it was a mouse-turns out it was a gerbil or guinea pig). I remember this scene was very shocking to me at the time. Check out the excellent stop motion animation below.

I'd also forgotten the cool sunglasses and the space-age swastika logo.

In my research on the topic, I found V's creator's website. Lots of great photos there.
I got the title for my illustration, from this poster. The Garp poster dates it nicely:

Monday, August 06, 2007

Illustration Friday: Missing

missing tooth 2
version 1
Missing Tooth 2
version 2

I did a limited color version and another full color version. I think i like the limited color better.

Monday, July 30, 2007

Saturday, July 28, 2007

Illustration Friday: Moon

La Luna Llena
"La Luna Llena" means "full moon" for the non-spanish speakers.
I've experimenting more with textures. Tell me what you think.

Monday, July 23, 2007

Roller Coaster

Roller Coaster
For a Las Vegas Weekly article on a guy riding all the rollercoasters in Las Vegas, in one day. Including the one in Primm, NV, which is about a half hour from LV, the Desperado at Buffalo Bill's Casino & Resort.


Monday, July 09, 2007

Deflating Basketball

For the Las Vegas Weekly. An article about UNLV basketball needing funding.
Below the first and second sketch.

This is the final, in the magazine layout.

Sunday, February 25, 2007

Teachers' Lounge

For an article in the Las Vegas Weekly about teachers
quitting their jobs in large numbers.
(thats a Ditto Machine in the lower right)
Below is the sketch.

Saturday, February 24, 2007

Illustration Friday: Communication

I did this a few years ago for the Christian Science Monitor for an article about satellite communication.

(click image to view larger)

Thursday, February 01, 2007


A little something I did for the Boston Globe for a story about spouses using email to communicate.


A couple of things i did for work.

Saturday, January 27, 2007

Illustration Friday: Red Pt. 2

Lady BugSince the other one was old, I figured I'd do a new one for "red."

Friday, January 26, 2007

Illustration Friday: RED

Illustration Friday: red
I did this a few years ago for a greeting card. "Are so hot" was on the inside of the card. The card company isn't selling this design any more, so rights are available to interested parties.

Tuesday, January 16, 2007

Illustration Friday: 80s

Flock of SeagullsI did this a few years back. I was developing another style that never quite jelled (or is it gelled?).