Archive for July, 2010

PLANSPONSOR EUROPE & MAGRITTE

July 27, 2010

Well here is a fun update. I recently did the cover for Plansponsor Europe for an article regarding the status of pensions in Greece.  Hopefully with the art you can tell what kind of shape that system is currently in…

This is my first cover for Plansponsor and needless to say I was really excited when the opportunity came up. It’s a real honor to follow some of the people I look up to the most in this business on such a stage.

Also, I don’t normally share the sketch stage, but hey what the hell, these were some of the other thoughts…

see the digital version here: http://www.pseuropedigital.com/pseurope/summer2010#pg1

In other news, I was walking home the other day, late late afternoon to be exact, and as I crossed McGolrick Park I suddenly found myself experiencing a real life Magritte painting.  Magritte is one of my favorite artists of all time, (ask me why…thats for another post) as you can imagine it was a rather surreal moment. yes, pun intended. It brings into question, maybe Magritte was just painting what he saw? Just sayin…

Photographic evidence

left: Magrittes’ ‘The Empire of Lights’ vs. Bartletts’ ‘Awesome, non-photoshoped park picture’

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SUNDAY, SUNDAY, SUNDAY: COAST TO COAST

July 18, 2010

I’ve had the good fortune this weekend to have images in both the NY Times Book Review & LA Times Book Review on the same day.  Both assignments were pretty stimulating and enjoyable to solve.

Also, because of the ICON Conference (update on that later) I happened to be in both cities this week/weekend when the reviews were published, woooah crazy madness!

Many thanks to both papers for the work!

NY Times article, here

LA Times article, here

3×3 SILVER MEDAL + AMERICAN ILLUSTRATION + ICON + WEB UPDATE

July 5, 2010

‘Mutual Self-deception (close up)

Lets see if I can sum all of this up quickly.  I should have mentioned a while back, but I was fortunate enough to have a couple of images accepted into the upcoming American Illustration Annual.  On the same note, I just received word that ‘Mutual Self-deception’ earned a silver medal from the 3×3 Annual and another 2 images will be included in the book as well.

ICON: While Im not exactly attending the conference, I will be part of the pre-conf. event, The Roadshow, having my work on display for all of the California to judge.  I will also have a print of The Ship of Fools in the conference coordinated exhibition being held at Nucleus Gallery.

Website: Lots of new images finally made it up on my website, go! see! enjoy!  www.seejbdraw.com

HAPPY 4th OF JULY

July 1, 2010

A few stream of conscious drawings. Everyone have a nice holiday, lots of updates after the weekend…