Work, Sketches, & Random Fun

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I did an illustration for today’s Op-Ed remembering the anniversary of D-Day. For the article, they used accounts of four soldiers from different countries.

When AD Matt Dorfman asked for sketches, he suggested that I play around with the page composition. Unfortunately, we didn’t have enough room to use any of them, but it was an interesting challenge.

A piece for last Sunday’s NYT Book Review. The review was for Susanna Kaysen’s new novel “Cambridge”, about a sullen, angst-ridden 9 year-old growing up in the 50’s. 

I don’t have a photo of the actual piece, but the the water from the glass was suppose to spill on to the article’s type. AD: Nicolas Blechman

My cover for the new paperback release of the classic UK children’s book, “Carrie’s War”  by Nina Bawden.

When I was approached to work on it, the editors had a pretty clear idea of what they wanted the cover image to be, which was Carrie seeing the bombing of London during WWII. 

There were quite a few changes over the course of designing it. It went through several different color options and minor tweaks to work around the cover design elements. The man’s leg that was in the foreground got cut right at the end. 

It was great working with AD/designer Tom Sanderson, who did an awesome job with the title design!

I’m selling prints now! Check out my page on the Inprnt site.

I’m selling prints now! Check out my page on the Inprnt site.

An Illustration for this month’s issue of The Atlantic. The author of the article describes how her interest in science and her romantic life just don’t seem compatible. After going on a cruise geared towards like-minded sciencephiles, she is okay with that divide. 

The original design was going to have the figure on a boat deck, but that was dropped for just a solid background. I wrote out a bunch of particle physics equations to make it break things up a little.