Monday, December 5, 2011

Dr. Heidegger's Experiment

Much as I enjoy drawing pretty people, grotesques are so fun to do.  Best of both worlds in Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story illustrated for SCOPE Magazine.  Youth is apparently wasted on the old, too.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011


Boom.  Another week, another challenge met.

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

just in time.

Phew! This painting sat in a corner unfinished and mocking me for two years before I was challenged by a friend to finish it in under a week.  I won't get into what the consequences for not meeting the deadline would have been; suffice it to say, DIRE.

Monday, August 29, 2011

Eva Ibbotson covers

Three soon-to-be reprinted covers for Penguin/Dutton Children's Books:

a little gore

Title pages for recent issues of Scholastic's SCOPE Magazine:

Monday, May 16, 2011

Graphic Classics: Edgar Allan Poe

Two spreads from Poe's "Hop-Frog, or, The Eight Chained Orangutans."  Click to enlarge:

This was a kinda nostalgic project for me.  The full circle, for those interested: Graphic Classics took a chance on this once-starving illustrator for their very first issue and my very first publishing job about 10 years ago, for the very same Poe story. Back then, Graphic Classics was in black & white, and I only produced a handful of spot illustrations rather than a full graphic novel.  How far we both have come... le sigh.

Monday, April 18, 2011


Ghosts.  An interior illustration for Eva Ibbotson's "Ogre of Oglefort," due out August 18th, from Penguin. (pre-order!)

drawing monsters, part II

Cover image for THE WEEK:

Thursday, March 10, 2011

drawing monsters, part I

I've been rather enjoying myself recently, as I've been asked to draw a lot of total jerks.

Here is one recent example:

Dorian Gray for Scope (a teen-focused magazine).  Detail:

Good times.