Monday, December 19, 2011


Hey folks - Here's an animated music video I've been working on, "Armour (Head to Toes)" Both the animation and the song are part of my project The Least of Creatures.

Sunday, November 27, 2011

Foul Balls

I recently did a spot for Lauren Draper at the New York Observer for a sports column by writer/Bored to Death-creator Jonathan Ames. In this article, he describes the way in which he cheers for all New York baseball, football and basketball teams.

"...then in my mid-30’s, after years of being a weak-willed, fair-weather fan, I decided, exhausted by my waffling, to root for all six New York teams at once. 
     This way I can enjoy the hubristic wobble of Rex Ryan’s chins and the dull heroism of Eli Manning, Amare Stoudemire’s ass-in-the-air tippy-toe walk and Deron Williams’ unusual beard (if there’s an NBA season), and Robinson Cano’s swing and Ike Davis’s bent nose.  It’s like what Woody Allen said about being bi-sexual and doubling your chances for a date on Saturday night – one of my teams usually wins."

Inks - Ames portrait, hats on tracing paper,
Detail - Yankees Ames

Thanks again for a fun job, Lauren.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Van Alden

Going to be posting some Boardwalk Empire drawings here. Starting things off with Nelson Van Alden, who is played by Michael Shannon.

Monday, November 7, 2011

Breaking Bad

To put it plainly I love Breaking Bad. I began work on this illustration when the fourth season began and then shelved it away as I was adjusting to LA and going out on storyboarding jobs. I recently came back to it, as the fourth season was wrapping up (and pick up speed from a somewhat sluggish beginning) and managed to bang it out pretty quickly.
I really enjoyed working on this piece because I simply love these characters. Every one of them is terribly fascinating, no matter which side they are on, which I think is the sign of a truly great and engrossing TV show.
Having done a piece about Breaking Bad while I was still in school, featuring just Walter White, I wanted to expand the scope this time around and include Walt's cooking partner Jesse, as well as their boss Gus and his enforcer Mike.
Ink linework
Linework, with color adjustments made in Photoshop
Finished piece
Mike and Gus
I just sent this file off to GotPrint to be a new mailer. So a bunch of art directors should be receiving it next week.


UPDATE: This piece is now available as a print as well as iPhone/iPod cases and stationery cards at my Society6 store,

Friday, October 21, 2011

In Progress 2

Just about finishing up on this piece. Will do a whole process post soon.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Redesigned and Relaunched

After contemplating it for a few weeks, I finally overhauled my website. Plus I added two new images:
-A recent spot I did for a sex column in the New York Observer
-My two portraits for Alex Fine's book Hairy Baltimore, which features work by over 20 illustrators including Thomas Pitilli, Daniel Fishel, Annie Wu, Donald Ely, Noah Pfarr, Kelsey Dake, Derrick Dent and more.
Check it out at



Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Star Wars

I have come to terms with the fact that there is simply nothing in this world that I like more than Star Wars. So a couple of weeks ago, I embarked on a personal project of 15 black and white illustrations of select moments and shots from the original trilogy.
ALL IMAGES ARE ON SALE, BOTH ORIGINALS AND PRINTS - For information on pricing, sales and commissions, email me at
May the force be with you.


Tuesday, September 13, 2011


I haven't really been able to update in a while, so here's a quick rundown of what's been going on since I moved out to Los Angeles:

-I've been storyboarding on several projects, including commercials for Verizon, Denny's Discovery Kids, and the NHTSA
-I did two pieces for Alex Fine's incredible "Hairy Baltimore" project. I'm very excited to put these pieces online soon and to have taken part in a project with so many other incredible illustrators.
-I exhibited 15 Star Wars-themed black and white ink illustrations at September's Downtown Artwalk, which I will be posting soon.


Friday, August 26, 2011

Thursday, August 18, 2011


Just a preview of the 15 images I'm working on for next month's ArtWalk in downtown LA.
I've also just begun work on a graphic novel project that I'm very excited about.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

2 New Pieces

The first is a cover I did for the Indypendent about the drug war and what were to happen if the prohibition on drugs was lifted. Download the issue here
The second piece is just a quick personal piece I did about the new Jon Favreau movie Cowboys & Aliens.--CKL--

Sunday, July 31, 2011


Once again, my work has been featured on the front page of Behance!
Check out my profile at


Sunday, July 17, 2011

Nature Girl

This new personal piece had been mulling around in my head for a while as it was partially brought on by an incredible trip up to Bear Mountain last year. It was only a short day trip, but it gave a much needed refrain from Brooklyn and reintroduced me to open space. (Sadly, the roll of film I shot that day got screwed up)
Anyway, I spent a lot of time fooling around with the design of the character as well as the design and placement of her tattoos. Below are 3 out of about 15 or so quick thumbnails I was sporadically working on between other work.When I landed on a look for the character and a composition, I had my friend and musical pal Ari pose for some reference photos in the park.
The penciling and inking both went fairly fast. I gave myself a nice little challenge in reseraching the the tattoos and trying to give her a good mix of more old-fashioned Sailor Jerry-esque tattoos along with a more modern Suicide Girls style chest piece and even a koi fish piece.
When it came to the coloring, I found I had to experiment with different blending modes for the tattoos in order to make them look genuinely embedded in the girl's skin and stay away from bright, saturated colors that could make them look like a temporary tattoos simply sitting on top of the skin.
Later along in the process, I added small scrapes to the elbows and knees to rough her up a bit and act as a complement to the greens all around her. I also added leaves falling around her, just shaken off of the branch she's grabbing.


Bridgehampton Biennial

This is a spot I did for last week's New York Observer about the Bridgehampton Biennial, which is being thrown in the backyard of a farmhouse to poke fun of the other fancy art fairs in the Hamptons. Read the article here.
Thanks to awesome AD Ivylise Simones.


Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Killed Job

Here are some color sketches I recently did for a cover job which unfortunately got killed before I could move on to the final.

Too bad.


Homeless in DC

The incomparable Steve Brodner recently asked me to create a piece for a new series of on his site entitled The Human Arts Right Project (Wesley Ryan Clapp recently did a wonderful piece for the series) The series consists of work done by young artists creating topical pieces that could, as an the aggregate, make an impact and bring awareness to issues.
Steve suggested the topic of homelessness in Washington, DC. In researching, I was shocked to learn when new major Vincent Gray cut the city's budget rather than raise taxes, it created a $20.5 million gap in aid for the homeless. Currently, there were over 500 homeless families being denied shelter and forced to sleep on the streets. You can read my text response along with the image here.

A few of the steps with the ink drawing, a texture on transparency paper, the color and the final.