Thursday, May 31, 2012

Rabid Rabbit #14: Love Letter

I never posted the complete version of the Love Letter comic I did for Rabid Rabbit. I think the book itself is very beautiful. The production team at Rabid Rabbit did a beautiful job. My messy desk makes an appearance.

Digestate Anthology Kickstarter Campaign

(The newest incarnation of credits-whoa!)

I've been asked to contribute work to this really wonderful food-based comics anthology, Digestate by J.T. Yost. The effort is crowd funded and needs your support. Read below and watch the video for information about the project. I'm putting some ink drawings of chickens and cows up for donors--they could be yours! When you donate there is a large variety of original art and mini-comics by contributors that can be had, so essentially  you're buying affordable art and supporting a good cause. If you pledge $20 you get a copy of the book, it's going to be gigantic and full of awesome. Help me get published!

(Bok Bok!)

it's all in the hands of a lazy projector
Andrew Bird - Lazy Projector

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

The Captain

This is a somewhat capricious double portrait I did over the weekend. These were drawn from a photograph I took of The Captain, a man Ray Alma and I had the pleasure of meeting during the last trip to Walter Reed, who was really brilliant and kind to share so much with us. I have several pages of sketchbook muddle I've been feverishly poring over that I hope to have transformed into glorious inked pages at my next posting.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

New York Times Video Feature

I'm humbled and honored to be part of the Joe Bonham drawing project and really happy with the great work the folks at the New York Times did with the story and multimedia. You can see the video here.

Friday, May 25, 2012

Joe Bonham Project in this Sunday's NYT Arts and Leisure Section

(Some of the Joe Bonham Project artists at Walter Reed: Ray Alma, Victor Juhasz, myself, Fred Harper and Jeff Fisher.)
 Since February I have gone on several trips with Victor Juhasz, Mike Fay, Ray Alma and Fred Harper to Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, MD. On our last trip Carol Kino, a freelance writer for the New York Times, and Marcus Yam, a 'curious and contemplative' photographer, convened with us there and documented our visit to draw portraits of the returning wounded. (Marcus' multimedia project, The Home Front was recognized by World Press Photo and is incredibly stunning and moving, I highly recommend watching the video).
What a thrill it is to see your art in the New York Times! (The taste all the more sweeter after years of sending promotional cards to the Op-Ed Art Director). I enjoyed what the interviewed service members had to say about the project and the powerful impact of portrait drawing, and their thoughts on the experience of being a soldier.

You can read the full article here, and see it in print on Sunday (or late Saturday if you're a New Yorker).

(Note the tabs for the Society of Illustrators' Facebook page and Rishi Tea...)

 (...and the scary Cindy Sherman/MoMA ad.)

(Photo Credit: Lacy Rhodes)

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Shout-Out on The Holy Yost

There's a blog post up on The Holy Yost, J.T. Yost's blog about my work, since I am contributing a piece for the anthology project he's editing. I get to draw lots of cows and chickens, which is a nice break from veteran stuff. Thanks J.T. for the nice shout-out!