December 28, 2009

What Happened To The Playboy Club?

This is for the Dr. Know column of Cincinnati magazine. The questioner wanted to know details about the now-defunct Playboy Club and what happened to it.

Answer: "It quietly closed in 1983, by which time its never-large membership had begun to qualify for Social Security."

December 18, 2009

Accountable to History

For Strategy & Business magazine...

December 13, 2009

Culture Monster

Sketches for the Culture Monster blog for the Los Angeles Times website. 

What Is Your Risk Appetite?

Some rough sketches for an article about risk appetite for Strategy & Business magazine. 

December 2, 2009

November 16, 2009

Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters

This is a bit different from my usual work. The art director, Doogie Horner, is a super-nice guy and had seen some of the oil paintings that I do in my personal time. He was kind enough to offer me the opportunity to do this book cover. I enjoy costume dramas, classical painting techniques, and monsters, so this was a rare opportunity indeed.

I heartily recommend Doogie's blog. He is hilarious and freakishly multi-talented.

October 29, 2009

KFC in Japan on Christmas Eve

This was for the Dr. Know column of Cincinnati Magazine. "I’ve read that in Japan it’s traditional to eat Kentucky Fried Chicken on Christmas. How did the commonwealth’s most famous fast food achieve such a distinction?"

Apparently the advertising folks figured it was easier to dispense with the cultural backstory of the Colonel and his "vaudeville plantation owner drag" and just go with his resemblance to Santa in order to sell chicken. 

October 11, 2009


"Why does Oktoberfest start in September?"

Here are some rough concept sketches and the final illustration for the Dr. Know column in Cincinnati Magazine. I never pass up an opportunity to draw lederhosen. 

October 10, 2009

Farming and sexy reporting

Leg Immolation

"What am I going to do with this sketch of a man cooking a sausage over his leg?"

That's the sort of question I've often asked myself. Now I have an informal venue to share some of my work that wouldn't otherwise have an outlet.

Thanks for looking,