Monday, August 18, 2014

Who Knew?

It was an unexpected surprise, in a good way, to find myself included by designer, director, advertising-branding guy Jonathan Goldberg from A For Adventure, in this group of local  artist's-designers-illustrators. It was for some work I did for Kathy Harvey, then owner-operator of World of Mirth.

Folks like Ed Vasaio (OK, Ed's a restauranteur and amazing chef with a highly developed sense of aestheistics, a designer of sorts), Bob Gorman, Cabell Harris and David Waraksa. Jon has designated us as "Our Top 5 Richmond Brands (We Had Nothing To Do With)".

I've never considered myself a designer or branding guy and many of my colleagues might agree. That being said I'm honored and flattered Jon thought to include me in this group.

Full disclosure, I did some cover work for  Punchline back in the late 90's early2000's when Jon was the A. D. and Pete Humes was the editor-publisher. They were both great to work with.

Thanks Jon, I still owe you a lunch.

Thursday, June 26, 2014


New Work for CFA Magazine

Another fun job for Bil Cullen and Comunication Design for CFA Magazine, both of whom are always a pleasure to work with.

Selected sketch for the cover.


Finish, link to the digital magazine.

Thursday, May 15, 2014

Godzilla 2014

In anticipation of the new improved and hopefully better than the Roland Emmerich debacle I'm posting an old illo. I did for the WSJ way back around 2007.

Friday, May 2, 2014

Cover Illustration for CFA magazine

This illustration was done with Bill Cullen of Communication Design Inc. for their client CFA magazine. As always Bil was great to work with. It was for a cover story dealing with asset managers and how they deal with global expansion.

 Initial very rough thumbnails.

                                                      Tighter pencils.

                                               Detail of tighter pencils.

Detail of even tighter pencils.


Detail of inks.


                                                    Detail of flats.

                                                  Color and inks.


                                                    Color adjustments.

                                        Addition of subtle texture.


                                                Finished illustration.