Posts Tagged ‘published illustration’


March 17, 2011

Jane Eyre for The Boston Globe



March 2, 2011

For a book review in Christianity Today about why it’s ok to enjoy “the now” instead of suffering in preparation for the afterlife.


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…”

More info here


December 20, 2010

Recently, while browsing the Library Of Congress Image Archive, I was stopped in my tracks by an old photograph of a curious looking crewman. The boater in the picture has an incredible resemblance to a character I illustrated some time during 2009; similar not only in genre, but clothing, muscle build, mustache, and even gesture.  I couldn’t resist the urge to do a side by side comparison.

weird, eh?


October 19, 2010

I am aware I’ve posted about this image before, but here’s the real deal…

Oh, my lovely Christianity Today. Over the years I’ve developed a rather wonderful working relationship with the folks at this magazine and along the way have been given challenging assignments that help me grow as an artist.  This was definitely one of those moments.  I knew I was setting myself up for a helluva challenge here. Incorporating this number of different elements all packed together, for me, was outside of my comfort zone. Frankly, I was worried about how it was going to come together in the end.  There will always be more to learn and growing to do, but completing this image to satisfaction was one of those small victories that help keep you motivated moving forward.


October 13, 2010

Just an appetizer. Main course to come…



September 16, 2010

A few screen grabs of that big old thing from the previous post. Will share the full image once it’s published.

I don’t talk much about process, but can say that it all starts with a solid drawing…


September 11, 2010

I’m pretty sure my head might explode.  


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:

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’



April 25, 2010

Wow, gotta say, this feels really good.  It’s humbling to get to work with a publication of such illustration history and caliber this early on in the career.

The illustration accompanies an article written by Paul Theroux regarding what it means to be a boyscout. This comes in the wake of the sexual abuse controversy.

Only a few days ago I was reading an anecdote by the extremely talented and well season vet, Scott Bakal, about how it feels to work for the Times.  A day later, I got an email about a job.

This paragraph says a lot about what it can mean to an illustrator. Scott says:

“I think one of every budding illustrators dreams, especially editorial illustrators, is to get published in the OP-ED section of the New York Times.  It certainly was always a fantasy and a career goal of mine.  I saw it as one of those watermarks in my career and to be able to have the ability to say as many of my friends have said, ‘Yeah, I did work for the Times’.”

You can read the rest of his post here .

thanks for reading