Wednesday, February 24, 2010


For about an hour the other day, we thought Spring was coming.  In a state of bliss we started assembling Happy Spring presents. Today's forecast, 10-16 inches of snow.

Tuesday, February 16, 2010


It's been a while since I've done a poster for the Fillmore. So I was delighted when Arlene called me to do a quick turn around. She wanted to use an old sketch I had given her a year ago, but they wanted to make it more music related.  The show is Thursday night, if you are in SF and going, make sure to get a poster when you leave. In a couple weeks I should have some for sale on my site.

Monday, February 15, 2010


I did a piece for The Atlantic that is out on newstands now. This job was partly a result of my being outed for being a Deadhead and...well yeah I admit it. I LOVE the Dead. Not in that college dorm/ American Beauty/lightweight kind of way. But in a deep, Dark Star counting /Cornell 77 /Set 2 kind of way. 
Anyway, this article is really interesting in that it explores the visionary way the Grateful Dead approached marketing, creating value by giving away your product for free, forging social networks etc. All the things that corporations are trying to do today in a post internet world.


Monday, February 8, 2010


I went up to New York for the Society of Illustrator's Book show on Friday. I was lucky to get one piece in, a spread from Stop Snoring Bernard! While I was there, I had some meetings with a few editors and art directors of children's books. All in all it was a good day and I even made it home despite the blizzard that happened in Philly. I have a lot to be thankful for and I started by making these Thank You cards that went in the mail today.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Silent Woof

I have a piece in the NY Times Op-ed today. It adorns letters to the editor about a recent article on the practice of having dogs vocal cords surgically cut so they can't bark. Seems the people who do this are co-op owners who are afraid of complaining neighbors and drug dealers who want silent attack dogs.
Cruel indeed, Although I could see the benefits of the procedure on humans.
The original sketch had both dogs using those talk boxes that throat cancer survivors use to talk, but the art director was concerned about the sensitivity of the topic so we went with thought bubbles instead.