Octavia Butler

Octavia Butler is one of my favorite authors. “Dawn” is probably my favorite, but I love all of her work. This is a very straight-forward portrait. The nebula behind her was a last-minute concept. I wanted something super colorful, but not a direct take on her actual novels. Afterwards, I …

Trumpy the Clown

The concept for this editorial cartoon came to me on a run yesterday. I hadn’t even been thinking about Trump at all (that was a short, yet lovely break), but as I was on my cool-down, it kind of just burst into my head. Most of the time when I …

Diver

This is a personal project I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I’m kind of a scavenger, and I find a lot of free furniture in the alley behind our home in LA. that only needs minor fixes to be awesome. In this case, I found matching wooden barstools …

Business Portraits

These are some portraits that I did recently for an online MBA program. I think I did about 20 of these. They were a lot of fun to do, I loved solving the problem of using a mostly monochromatic palette, yet making certain areas stand out. The client asked for …

Pigeon from Hell

There are certain lines from songs that stand out to me, that i just love. No particular reason, something just grabs me, you know? For the longest time I’ve been collecting them in my head and I thought it would be fun to create illustrations for them. I was never …

A Thrilling Book Cover

Did you know that I wrote a book on customer service for small business people? I love to write, it’s almost as big a compulsion for me as drawing stuff. This was a challenge for me, mostly because I was so close to the material. My writer brain person kept …