Tuesday, August 28, 2012

NYT Sunday Review

This little piece was for the NYT's Sunday Review - an article called "What Would Jesus Do? Skinny-Dip". It was about the recent incident where congressman Kevin Yoder went skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee in Israel, stirring up great controversy.

The interesting part about this article, is it delves into the history of skinny-dipping in the Sea of Galilee - including rabbis and Jesus himself! So it seems Congressman Yoder was not alone in this practice...though I am sure he was drunkenly unaware of the history at the time.

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Lots of new stuff

Here are some projects that I've been working on...I usually never post photos of the actual papers and magazines...so I thought I'd switch things up a bit! First off - I did an Op-Ed piece for The New York Times today! The article was about how the Highline has become a huge tourist attraction, similar to Times Square - and how this is destroying (or has already destroyed) the West Chelsea neighborhood. The author bemoans that New York is slowly becoming only for tourists and the extremely wealthy...less and less "real" New York is left for the rest of us.

Then - a cover for a special edition of the Baltimore Citypaper - their annual College Guide! This one was really fun...and the printing quality was great - on actual magazine paper, not newsprint.

And finally - I've been working on this column for Mental Floss each month. Each month this page shares some quick facts that you may or may not know on a random subject...this month - James Bond!!

And this week has been absolutely crazy with work! Lots of new fun stuff to show you soon :)

Sunday, August 19, 2012

Bloomberg Businessweek

Did this illustration for Businessweek last week - the article was about how even though China's economy has been strong all throughout this depression that has affected the rest of the world - even they are starting to feel the effects. Chinese consumers are now being more conscious of how they spend their money - so stores in China are starting to offer sales and discounts, something that never really happend before.

To read the full article, CLICK HERE.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Jungle Pattern

I've been working on a couple different patterns recently...I enjoy seeing how crazy I can make it...and how many random objects/animals/body parts I can hide :)

I'll post some more soon!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Two new paintings

I finished these two paintings over the weekend. They are gouache, paint marker, and collage on neon posterboard.

Friday, August 3, 2012

God Bless

This is a mixed media collage I created a little while ago. I found the photograph of the three ladies while on a walk to eat dinner. It was just lying on the ground, so I picked it up and immediately loved it. I saw a bunch of other photographs had been blown into a small park nearby, but unfortunately the gates to the park were locked and I couldn't get in. I wish I could have seen what other photos went with this one...it would have made a great collection.

On the back of the photo, "1983" was hand-written. I don't know why but the women in this photo really had an emotional effect on me. There is something incredibly sad about this photo, though I can't put my finger on it.

Eventually I figured out what I wanted to do with it - and I created this Americana-type collage. I hope you enjoy it.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Café con Leche STICKERZZ

Just wanted to send a little reminder that Café con Leche produced these awesome stickers for me and a bunch of other artists! They are hand cut and the package is hand-made.

They are now available for $8 - you'll get all 8 of my stickers below. And right now there's a special deal going on - if you buy 3 packs of my stickers, you'll get a pack of Inés & Roy's (Café con Leche) for free!!



Wednesday, August 1, 2012

My favorite gay pretzel

Today, I ate my favorite gay pretzel. He told me to eat him so he could join his lover, the other gay pretzel I ate yesterday, in my stomach.

In my stomach they both are living happily ever after.

SAVE THE DATE: August 30th, 2012 - Gay Pretzel Marriage ceremony

Formal invitations will be sent next week.