We didn’t Like Him
This image ran in the June 3 New Yorker magazine for the fiction ” We didn’t like him” by Akhil Sharma. The story takes place in India, surrounding a boy named Manshu, a Brahmin, who grew up becoming the pundit of the local Hindu temple. It’s a really great read and I should say no more to ruin the plot.
This piece was in yesterday’s NYTimes and International Herald Tribune.. It was for a personal travel journey by Matt Gross. It’s about learning how to eat like a local in Vietnam. You can read the article here.
Working on this piece has been nothing but fighting pho cravings…
Big thanks to AD Corinne, always a pleasure!
Nautilus is a marine organism, Captain Nemo’s submarine, as well as an exciting online magazine launched this week, dedicated to science, philosophy AND committed to illustrations! Check out the cool articles and art on their site: http://nautil.us/
The image above is for an article written by Linda Zeldovich. It’s about the power of a great book. In this case, how the infamous science fiction “20,000 leagues under the sea” has influenced the young minds of its readers and eventually shaped their career choices. So I came up with the idea of a child following the adventure of Captain Nemo in his/her transcendental bedroom.
It was a great honor to be part of the preview issue along side with great artists such as Gerard Dubois, John Hendrix, Andrew Zbihlyj, Matt Stevens and Daniel Hertzberg. Big thanks to AD Len Small!
One of the most often asked question from student is “Now that print is dying, how do you see the future of illustration?” I don’t know if print is actually dying but I think Nautilus provides a perfect (and relieving) example on how there will always be a need for good illustration, despite the change of media. Over the past thousands of years, illustrations have been presented on cave walls, parchment, tapestries, fresco, canvas and paper. I don’t see why it won’t make the transition to digital and interactive platforms.
A small piece in the current New Yorker mag. Portrait of musician and fantastic guitarist Marnie Stern, playing in her unusual tapping guitar style. Big Thanks to AD Jordan Awan!
This limited edition 28X24” 9 colors + Gold Metallic Silkscreen poster (awesome right?) was done for the new Tomb Raider game launching event.
The game is about young Lara Croft being stranded on a cursed Japanese island after a plane crash. The island is the shrine of the Sun Queen, being guarded by her loyal cult followers and the oni (zombie cannabilist samurai army). You can watch the trailer here.
This project was super fun as I was given the freedom to interpret the game in how ever ways I want and go nuts with it. Not to mention being able to create a perfect 10colors Silkscreen print without having to go through the registeration nightmare.
Check out more news about the new Tomb Raider on the official FB page.
Big thanks to AD Marc Scheff and Treehouse Brand Stores!