A new illustration on America’s favorite bod for the Upshot. (Check out the full analysis here: link.) Thanks to Nicholas Blechman for the assignment!
Post Hunt 2015
I got the chance to illustrate the cover and four interior spreads of this week’s Washington Post Magazine. This was for the Post’s annual scavenger hunt. I was sworn to secrecy so as not to reveal any of the clues, but luckily for them I wouldn’t have been able to decode them anyway. Thanks to Beth Broadwater for the assignment!
An illustration for a piece in the Boston Globe about a man’s relationship with his first house. He has moved years ago, but checks in on it from time to time, and watches as the neighborhood slowly changes until he can no longer recognize it. I had a lot of fun working on this one! Thanks to Greg Klee for the great assignment!
This was a fun one for the Washington post. This was for a story about how it's better to plan for a market downturn when your investments are still showing good returns (something we can all relate to no doubt.) I spent about as long on the checkered shirt as I did on the rest of the illustration, and now that I'm looking at it I am seeing some adjustments I'd like to make, but I'll just have to save that nit picking for the next time. Thanks to Christian Font for the assignment!
This little series of adventure illos were commissioned for the latest issue of Climbing Magazine. It might sound strange (probably not though if you are spending a lot of time in a studio) but I actually feel a little bit healthier after drawing people hiking. I might have to make this a part of my studio health regimine. Thanks to Claire Eckstrom for the great assignment!
From the way-back file, this was a story opener that slipped through the cracks of my fail safe blogging system back in May. A great assignment where I could actually draw absolutely anything I wanted, as long as it was all embedded in a cross section of Seattle bedrock. (Now you know what I would draw if I could draw anything.) This was for a story about the challenge of developing the city while protecting sites of potential archeological importance. (This was also a plot line in The Killing, if memory serves.) Thanks to Sara D'Eugenio for the assignment!
A set of spots for Money Magazine. The feature is a round up of recent “Big Ideas” that change the way people invest (or live in general.) Thanks to Patricia Alvarez for the great assignment!
How to Control the Weather
This spread for Mental floss is pretty much my dream assignment. The piece is a history of different scientific (and not so scientific) attempts to control weather over the last century or two. Alot of the stories end (predictably) in failure, but there were some successes too that I’d never heard of. A standout: in 1915 San Diego is experiencing an epic drought and commissions chemist Charles Hatfield to use his science know-how to bring the rain. A month later the San Diego is flooded and the city sues Hatfield for damages. Big thanks to Winslow Taft for the great assignment!