November 3, 2014

Taft Museum of Art

For Cincinnati Magazine's Dr. Know column about how the Taft Art Museum got so crowded in by its neighbors. I interpreted Rembrandt's Portrait of a Man Rising from His Chair from the Taft Museum's collection. 

China Lures Korean Film Makers

For the Hollywood Reporter

October 8, 2014

Water Bill

A question about an ever-increasing water bill. For the Dr. Know column in Cincinnati magazine. Concept sketches included.

September 9, 2014

Batman Black and White

I was honored to have Chip Kidd ask me to to draw Batman for him. I used to draw the caped crusader a lot as a young comic fan and it was fun to do it again after all these years. 

The sketch on the back is a nod to the Detective Comics in which Batman first appeared. It's a combination of his first appearance on the cover of Detective Comics 27 and the villain on issue 31.

Chip's work has inspired me since I can remember. I was excited to draw something for him after the many years I've spent awed by his creativity and originality. 

Check out my drawing and other beautiful work on his twitter feed.

August 18, 2014

Outlaw Reds

For Cincinnati Magazine. In 1884 Cincinnati had two baseball teams: the Red Stockings (later shortened to the Reds), and the Cincinnati Unions, also known as the Outlaw Reds.

August 5, 2014

Handshake Hygiene

For the New York Times. An article about the transmission of bacteria in handshakes, fist bumps, and high fives. 

Alice in Wonderland Syndrome

For the New York Times. An article about a woman who suffers from a rare condition that effects the perception of size, scale, and distance.

Putz's Ice Cream

For Cincinnati Magazine's Dr. Know column about the location of a beloved ice cream shop.

Supermarket Single's Night

For Cincinnati Magazine's Dr. Know column about a single's night at a supermarket. A melon in the cart signals availability. 

March 30, 2014

Vet Bills

Can vet bills be tax deductible? For an article on strange things that people have tried to deduct for the Investing Basics section in the Wall Street Journal – Sunday Journal.

I've also included the linework for a sense of the underlying drawing. I usually do more conceptual exploration with the sketches, but the cone collar seemed like a natural solution so I tried variations in composition and character. The art director, Mark Tyner, was great to work with, and gave me a reference photo of the author's pets. There's a quick sketch of them at the end. 


For Maxim Magazine's Joke page.

February 20, 2014

Distraction from Risk

Stability in Chaos

"Captains of Disruption" based on an unused sketch for Strategy & Business.

February 14, 2014

Happy Valentine's Day

"The Tallest Doll in New York City" by Maria Dahvana Headley is a wonderful short story for about the Chrysler Building falling in love. It was a pleasure to work with Art Director Irene Gallo on such an imaginative tale. 

It was a fun challenge to make the skyline simultaneously sexy and subtle. I've included the sketches for extra sauciness. 

Alice Gwynn Vanderbilt

An illustration of Alice Gwynn Vanderbilt building the Gwynn Building in Cincinnati in 1913. For the Dr. Know column in Cincinnati Magazine.

February 1, 2014

Shifting to a New Way

For Plansponsor Magazine. The article was about companies shifting to defined contribution retirement plans. The art director, SooJin Buzelli, gave me the helpful metaphors of "shifting to a new way" and "going from one world to another". I've attached the sketches to share a sense of my creative process. 

Hats Off to Dr. Seuss!

An illustration for Atlanta Magazine about a nationally touring show of Dr. Seuss's personal hat collection.

Ten Things Broadway Won't Tell You

For the Wall Street Journal and The original had the words "Smash Hit!" written across the poster. This is a variation with a pasted black banner. I've included the sketches to show some of the other concepts I was working with. 

Mock Turtle Soup

For Cincinnati Magazine's Dr. Know column. A reader asks if mock turtle soup is of English or German heritage.


A pair of illustrations for the monthly editor's page in Cincinnati Magazine.

Maxim magazine

Two twins at a bar for the monthly Jokes page.

Who Makes What

Illustrations for Who Makes What?, a feature in the February issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine.