Monday, March 02, 2009

Silver Dallas

I recently did another illustration for Dallas CEO. The article was about "tin ear" syndrome, which is when a CEO or executive is either disregarding or not paying attention to his business environment, likely leading to disaster. An example was an Insurance company CEO who spent $80,000 renovating his office after the company posted a loss and announced layoffs.

I was pretty happy with how this one turned out, particularly with the colours. I've been unsure about my colours lately, but I think this is a step in the right direction.

Westword Ho!

I recently did the cover of Westword, a weekly newspaper in Denver. The feature is about a local developer who is being sued as a result of problems in his buildings.

The art director had the concept and composition pretty much nailed down when he contacted me, so there wasn’t much interpretation on my part. I mostly shifted things around a bit to be able to see the guy’s face a bit more, and tried to put as much character in the face and hands as possible. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. - J

Sunday, March 01, 2009

Bloody Freelancing

I recently did a pin-up illustration for my friend Ian Daffern. Ian and I worked on Shock Effect together for DC Comics' Zuda.

The image is of Lance, the lead character from Ian's webcomic, Freelance Blues, which he writes with Mike Leone, and is illustrated by Vicki Tierney. Cool stuff - you can check the comic @

Meaningful words...

I’ve been meaning to start posting more often again. The image above was a piece I did for Dallas CEO (D CEO) back in December. I’ve been doing some more editorial work lately, but I can’t post it until it’s been published.

I’ve also been working on my new comic project, BRAIN FEVER, which I’m writing and illustrating myself. I’ll be posting some teaser drawings for that project soon as well.