December 24, 2010

December 4, 2010

Mail Order Homes

Did Sears sell a lot of mail order homes in the Cincinnati area? For the Dr. Know column in Cincinnati Magazine. 

October 25, 2010

How Did Cincinnati Lose U.S. Playing Cards?

One of Cincinnati's most famous products moves to Kentucky. Appearing in the November issue of Cincinnati magazine for the Dr. Know column. 

October 8, 2010

Android Karenina

Another cover for the Ben Winters series from Quirk publishing. It's a nice opportunity to have fun with my oil paints and to make that android as sexy as possible (with a dash of propriety, of course). Doogie Horner was the fantastic art director.

September 28, 2010

College Football Countdown

A sampling of spot illustrations for the Top 25 college football countdown for the Los Angeles Times. 

Cake Eater

Apparently that is a mildly insulting term used for a "posh boy" in Fort Thomas, Kentucky. It's always a pleasure to draw a dandy. Appearing in Cincinnati Magazine.

August 22, 2010

Cincinnati Reds Fan

Why do Reds fans get depressed when the team loses while Cubs fans simply order another beer? For the Dr. Know column in Cincinnati Magazine.

August 17, 2010


"End of an Era?" for Planadvisor Magazine.

July 9, 2010

Why Don't Opera Companies Perform More Wagner?

Apparently because it's very strenuous. Performing his work night after night would take a heavy toll. I've been waiting for an opportunity to draw a singing Valkyrie for years. This is for the Dr. Know column in Cincinnati Magazine.  

Figure Drawings

It feels good to draw from the model, something I haven't done for a while. I like to balance out my conceptual and character illustrations with drawings from real life, even though there tend to be fewer vikings and seamonsters in the real world. I'm fortunate that there's a nearby life drawing session in Northern Liberties every week. It really keeps me observant. 

June 30, 2010

Sketches From The Philadelphia Museum of Art

I did these sketches on Sunday from the south asian collection.

June 26, 2010

Museum Sketches from U. Penn

I love to draw in museums. Today I packed my sketchbook and took a trip to the University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology. They were closing when I began to hit my stride, so I'll have to make a trip back. 

June 25, 2010

Figure Sketches

Here are some figure sketches I do in my free time.

Hero Complex

Some selected sketches for the Hero Complex blog for the LA Times. 

June 8, 2010

Sketches Of My Neighborhood

Here are a couple sketches of my neighborhood. That's the Ben Franklin Bridge as seen from Penn Treaty Park. The other is the view from my front window. 

May 27, 2010

Sketches of Thailand

Mae Hong Son

Bangkok, National Museum. Brahma

Pornography Drives Technological Innovation

For Euroman Magazine in Denmark

May 8, 2010

Sri Lanka

These pictures were from a recent trip to Sri Lanka. It's not a very big island, but it has a huge range of different landscapes with a lot to see. It's a very beautiful and friendly country. 

View from the top of Sigiria fortress/palace


Buddha statue in Dambulla cave

Buddha's feet

Tea plantation trail in Ragalla

May 7, 2010

Why was the Riverbend pavilion built on a flood plain?

For the Dr. Know column in Cincinnati Magazine.

April 25, 2010

24 Frames

For the LA Times Arts and Culture Blog 24 Frames

April 11, 2010

Mensa Dance Party

For Rhode Island Monthly magazine