Archive for February, 2011

OSCAR SUNDAY, READ ALL ABOUT IT!

February 27, 2011

It’s the big night, right? Sure, why not!

I had the privilege of illustrating the cover of the Sunday Calendar section for The Los Angeles Times, honoring Hollywood’s biggest night.  Many thanks to the design team to include me alongside the other six artists for this fun series of images.


About the art: “I wanted to have a little tongue-in-cheek fun with the most important part of the Oscars, that is, winning. Everyone always thanks a list of people, but what you don’t see is the other side of the page…”

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TAKING THE BULL

February 23, 2011

 

Another image for my never-ending series on man’s struggle in an absurd world. You all know the metaphor…

3×3 Annual #7

February 10, 2011

“Absurdist Logic” has a double page spread in the latest 3×3 Annual. Wow. A sincere thank you, Charles.

*editors note: No I do not paint my fingernails

SOCIETY OF ILLUSTRATORS EDITORIAL & BOOK SHOW

February 4, 2011

I have the honor of being included in this year’s Annual Editorial & Book show, at the Society of Illustrators.  Below are the pieces that were selected. Many thanks to the art directors and, subsequently, the judges, for the opportunity. It’s humbling to say the least.  SHOW OPENING TONIGHT (Friday Feb.4) Information here

MacUser UK

Plansponsor Magazine

Plansponsor Magazine

The Atlantic

Spirit Magazine

New York Times Book Review

BEST E-MAIL EVER

February 2, 2011

I truly cannot find words to express how UHHHH-MAZING this is. Good patron, you have made my day.

“Dear Jonathan,
I am suffering through the mind-numbing task of picking out art for my new home and I’ve just come across your stuff. I really love it, especially Duke’s Dilemma and Mutual Deception. Unfortunately my wife doesn’t, so I can’t give you any money. (She finds your work “terrifying” and expressive of some kind of hopelessness. I wouldn’t worry about it too much, she’s prone to that sort of thing.) But I wanted to let you know how I felt, because I think you have a great style and I wish there were more artists working in it.
Anyway I’ve linked some of my friends to you, hopefully they’ll buy something. Now I’m going to wade through another hundred pages of Etsy results.”

 

QUOTE OF THE DAY

February 1, 2011

“As an exercise, if I ask students to explain how to improve acomposition as a group. Invariably they talk about adding something to make an image more complex. Clutter; visual, metaphorical, or literal rarely gives one a sense of comfort. Simplify- try taking something away. When finally couched with the simple terminology of activating or deactivating space, students often come to a consensus on how to proceed in the improvement of the work.”

-Sterling Hundley

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