Monday, April 28, 2014

SXSW for Variety Magazine

Illustration for Variety Magazine about Austin's SXSW festival and corporate sponsorship, like #SXSUBWAY and the "Doritos Bold Stage", a massive Doritos machine that doubled as a stage and lights up or something when people tweet about Cool Ranch chips. 

Also jammed in there: "The Mule" and "Buzzard" which look like pretty good movies. Also Lady Gaga (who was covered in green vomit on the Doritos stage as part of her show - which happened after I drew this) and a bunch of other stuff. Anyway Thanks Variety for the awesome gig. 

Clare & Carl's

Custom wood painting of Clair & Carl's in Plattsburgh, NY. Awesome spot near the Canadian Border, serving "Michigans".

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Sartre Cookbook for Reed College Magazine

" In an attempt to reach the bourgeoisie, I taped two fried eggs over my eyes and walked the streets of Paris for an hour. I ran into Camus at the Select. He sneered and told me to “go home and wash my face,” so I poured a bowl of bouillabaisse into his lap. Enraged, he seized a straw wrapped in paper, tore off one end of the wrapper and blew through the straw, propelling the wrapper into my eye. “Ow! You douche!” I cried. (This insult probably would have stung more if we were not both French. Now he thinks I called him a “shower.”)"

Great assignment for Reed College Magazine. For the "Jean Paul Sartre Cookbook", a spoof written by Marty Smith back in the day. Done in a similar watercolor-ish style as the Chinatown piece below. Read the whole thing here. it's pretty hilarious.

"I have realized that the traditional omelet form is bourgeois. Today I tried making one out of a cigarette, some coffee, and four tiny stones. I fed it to Malraux, who puked. I am encouraged, but my journey is still long."


Messing with a looser, less-obsessive style for drawing neighborhoods.. that I can do in a few hours instead of 4 days. It's still gouache (which is what I use if I'm not coloring in photoshop) but used more like watercolor. Might be some Caran D'ache crayon in there too. 

Anyway I'd love to do some future assignments like this. I've gotten a lot better at coloring in Photoshop but I still sort of hate it. It also just looks so damn flat. Oh yeah and this is Philadelphia's Chinatown if you didn't know. Semi-inspired by Craig Laban's recent guide