Thursday, September 23, 2010

Gangsters and Zombies (not fighting unfortunately)

Just wanted to drop in with 2 banners I did this past month for Capital New York. I don't have a ton of sketches or process images to share for either since both had roughly 24 hour turnarounds.
First up is a piece about the new HBO series Boardwalk Empire starring Steve Buscemi and Michael Shannon, created by Sopranos writer Terence Winter and produced by Martin Scorsese. I really had a blast drawing Buscemi and Shannon, who are just plain creepy looking guys, and the clothing from the 1920s.
Next up: ZOMBIES! I was presented with the idea of New York gubernatorial candidate Carl Paladino and his Tea Party backers attacking as zombies now that Paladino is closing in on Andrew Cuomo in the race. I think it goes without saying that this was fun. Everyone likes zombies. One of the best parts of working on this piece was looking at Tea Party signs at to get ideas for the signs Paladino's followers are holding.



  1. Two wonderful illustrations. I thought of "The Shadow" when I saw your gangster illo, and I thought Shannon looked a bit like Christopher Walken. I guess they share similar qualities.

    I love the zombie protest signs. Misspellings and all.

  2. For a second I thought the second banner was for the walking dead thats going to be on amc. Looks good for a 24 hour turnaround.