Monday, December 6, 2010

"Mind Over Matters" Comic!

Alright, so here it is! I'm super excited to be able to present the first chapter of a comic book series that I've been working on. It's part of an advertising campaign for Benefix, a drug for people with hemophilia. This has been in the works since March, and I just finished drawing chapter three. It's also been turned into a mobile game (which hopefully I can find a link to).Enjoy and hopefully I'll get to post chapter two soon. Click below to check out the whole thing posted on the web:

Saturday, November 20, 2010


Hey all!

I just got a bunch of prints made in 11"x17" and 8 1/2"x 11", and they will be for sale via my website (or just send me an email) or at the Bizarre market holiday show which is at Chop Suey books in Cary Town, Richmond, Virginia. There will be a lot of other fun stuff for sale so come check it out. The work will be up for all of December, so come and check it out and buy some stuff!


Monday, October 11, 2010

Puke Breath

Hi all! Here's a new one for the upcoming Time Out Chicago Sex Issue. The article I illustrated was a collection of submitted stories about many awkward and unfortunate ending sexual encounters. The one I chose to illustrate was about a guy queasy, yet lustful, guy who was persistent in making out despite having just vomited. Yeah it's silly, but it was a lot of fun to work on, and it ended up looking sort of psychedelic in the end.

And, oh yes, thank you Cody for having a similar story in your arsenal, and inspiring me to steal photos of you on Facebook to use as reference. There's a slight likeness but I don't think anyone will recognize you on the street.


Sunday, September 19, 2010

Hand Written Type

As mentioned in my previous post here are a bunch of handwritten type faces that I've been playing around with for various projects. Generally I'll find an old poster with only a few words on it and build the type around that. Enjoy!

Friday, September 17, 2010

The Bizarre Market

I just finished making the poster for Richmond's Fall Bizarre Market. What's the Bizarre Market you ask. Well, its a recurring event that consists of local artists, crafts people, and others selling all kinds of stuff like baked goods, jewelry, greeting cards, and anything else you can think of.

The first Fall market is on Saturday, Sept. 18th at The Visual Arts Center (1812 W. Main St.) from 12-6pm. I think I'm supposed to be doing portraits or something like that for it. Ten percent of all proceeds benefit SOHO (a Space of Her Own), a mentoring program for girls from Gilpin Court sponsored by the Visual Arts Center of Richmond. For more info click here.

As far as the poster goes- I hand made two type faces for it, which is something I've been playing around a lot with lately. I think I'll make a post soon featuring all the type faces I've been messing with. Overall it was a ton of fun to work on and I'm looking forward to seeing it hanging around town.


Monday, August 30, 2010

Russ Feingold

Hey everybody, here's a new one that I did for The Progressive. It's of the very liberal and unique democratic senator from Wisconsin, Russ Feingold. If you've never heard of him you should check the guy out. He breaks with his party all the time depending on what he thinks is constitutionally right.

PS: I'm still working on two big jobs that can't be published at this time, so that's why there's been a lack of posts in the past few months. Hopefully I'll be able to post something soon.



Monday, August 9, 2010

About to hit the fan!

I probably should have posted this earlier, but I didn't, so everybody just relax. Anyway, Brick Weekly, a Richmond area news/culture/events publication put out a piece entitled We Knew Them When: Ten Richmond Artists about to hit the F*%king Fan and I was honored that the writer, Byrd Cox, decided to include me in the mix. Unfortunately it was also Brick's farewell issue, so I'll have to move onto other publications for such flattery. Also if you're trying to find an issue, it came out last week or maybe before that so it might be a little difficult. I do however have a small stack of them at my apartment if you're really interested. Below are some images of the article:

The other featured artists are Noah Scalin, Morgan Herrin, Ryan Mclennan, Hope Ginsburg, Johnston Foster, Christine Gray, Rick Alverson, Aaron McIntosh and Susan Worsham.

Thanks Byrd and Goodbye Brick!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Big Boi and Yoko Ono

So, I really like Outkast, therefore I was thrilled when Time Out: Chicago contacted me to do a full page illustration of Big Boi for the upcoming Pitchfork Festival. In the tradition of hip hop stars Big Boi is quite polyonymous, and that's what Time Out wanted to see. His aliases are Sir Lucious Left Foot, Daddy Fat Stacks, Hot Tub Tony, Billy Ocean, and Francis the Savannah Chittlin' Pimp. I had a lot of fun with this one. Hopefully some more hip hop jobs are on the way.

In addition Time Out wanted me to do a quarter page illo about a previous Pitchfork festival incident. Yoko Ono performed in 2007 and was being somewhat difficult in the rehearsal. A dust storm formed in the adjacent baseball field and the Pitchfork team had to soak the field with bottles of water so she would perform.

Check back soon. Hopefully I'll be able to post something related to the long-term project that I've been working on. Thanks!


Thursday, May 27, 2010

"We Made You Banner"

Here's a banner I put together for The Toilet Paper, a daily newsletter aimed towards 20-30 somethings. Enjoy!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

3x3 Annual!

I got something into the 3x3 Illustration Annual! It's the Anatomy of a Richmond Murder piece I did for Richmond Magazine several months ago. The annual should be available sometime in the Fall. Click here for a list of everyone who got in this year.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Green Students at Dartmouth

It's been awhile since my last post, but a lot has been happening regardless. I went to Costa Rica for a week. Unfortunately my hard drive crashed, but I was able save everything except my newly designed website that I had been working on for the past month>:( , so I'm not sure when the newly designed site will be up and functioning. Also most importantly I've been working on a long term project that I'll keep everyone updated about once the time is right (can't disclose details at this point).

Here's a new one I did about a month ago fom The Progressive about students at Dartmouth College trying to make their campus more green.

Also here are three color variations of Rick Tramonto for Time Out Chicago's Hot Seat column.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Hair'em Scare'em follow up

Here's an interesting tid bit I just found out. The book, Hair'em Scare'em, that contains some of my work is being carried nationwide by Urban Outfitters (Ironically found at a suburban mall in my town). So go try on some overpriced, ill-fitting jeans, pick up a houndstooth fedora, rock some fluorescent yellow shades, and maybe buy a copy of Hair'em Scare'em.

Click here for the original post. Thanks Julia!

Here's a link to buy it from Urban Outfitters online:

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Anatomy of a Richmond Murder

Hey everyone, I just finished two illos for Richmond Magazine. The story they accompany was a series of noir-esque, first hand events that took place in the familiar setting of Richmond. A body is found on the shore of the James River, the police seem disinterested, so the writer takes upon himself to find out what happened. Interesting stuff.

I based the image off of Saul Bass's classic poster for "Anatomy of a Murder." I realize he (when he was alive) got very testy when his style was emulated, especially in the case of the poster for "Clockers." So I think to myself, "Maybe I can join the ranks of Saul Bass rip off artists!" I don't know, but I feel like his style has become so iconic that it's entered into our visual lexicon, so I had no qualms borrowing imagery. I separated the hand from the arm b/c allegedly the body was found wearing only one glove on his right hand which is important later on in the story.

Also the body isn't centered b/c the the left hand side falls across the gutter of the magazine.

The second image is a spot that depicts the protagonist discovering evidence and the place of the crime.

Tuesday, February 2, 2010


I totally forgot to mention that I got piece into the 3x3 juried annual that is currently on sale at bookstores. There's a lot of good work in this year's annual, so I definitely recommend taking a look. Enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Lots and lots of little people!

I just did a portrait of Meredith Whitney for Globe and Mail's Report on Business, a Canadian publication. Think of it like the USA Today of Canada. Mrs. Whitney is a stock analyst who regularly appears on TV news speaking her mind about the state of the economy and and the the stock market. She's known for being very outspoken and having a much more dire outlook than many of her colleagues. So I decided to draw her confidently walking through a sea of her peers. Drawing all the little people was a challenge and a lot of fun. I sent them two different versions to choose from.

Here are some details:

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

People Who Died

I just completed thirteen portraits including one for the cover of The Philadelphia City Paper. Since there were so many monumental celebrity deaths in 2009 The City Paper found it only suitable to pay homage to other accomplished people who did not have their names splashed all over the tabloids. I really enjoyed doing the type by hand and drawing the border which is something I do not normally do in my illustrations.

Here's a compiled version and a close-up of Helio Gracie. Click on the image to see a larger version:

Here's a list and a brief description of everyone shown above:

1. Marilyn Chambers (porn sweetheart)

2. Harry Kalas (Phillies announcer) cover version

3. Helio Gracie (ultimate fighting grandpappy)

4. Allen Klein (manager/agent of Sam Cooke, The Rolling Stones and The Beatles)

5. Donald Westlake (pulp novelist)

6. Sylvia Schur (inventor of Clamato, among other things)

7. Rashied Ali (jazz drummer)

8. Jack Cardiff (cinematographer)

9. Jack Rose (guitarist)

10. Harry Kalas (Phillies announcer)

11. Linda Cohen (classical guitarist)

12. Judith Krug (library defender)

13. Richard Whitcomb (aerodynamic engineer)

14. Joaquin Rivera (Latin musician)