Saturday, March 29, 2008

"In matters of style, swim with the current."

Just came across some drawings I did several years ago, of myself in the style of cartoonists Seth, Peter Kuper, Ben Katchor, and Chris Ware:

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Sagrada Familia

Here's an extremely gestural, "details-free" sketch of my favorite building in the world, Antonin Gaudi's Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona, in both ink and brown wash:

Sunday, March 23, 2008

Big Sketch

Sometimes for important visual or narrative moments I'll do preparatory sketches. Here's one for "The Big Black":


By the way, I passed a store today that was called Electric Horseman, but for a moment I thought its sign read "Meathead Horseman".

Strangely, a quick Google search tells me that this wonderful combination of words hasn't been used in anything.

Monday, March 17, 2008

Barack Obama

Concluding my "Presidential Hopefuls of 2008" series. For some reason I had a hard time drawing this one. Hillary was particularly (and peculiarly) easy, and McCain should've been a toughie, but I drew his sketch in about five minutes. Meanwhile, Obama took three tries. Ah well.

Next up--my "Presidential Hopefuls of 1952" series, featuring Dwight Eisenhower and Adlai Stevenson (no, not really).

Saturday, March 15, 2008

Thursday, March 13, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Thursday, March 6, 2008

The Sun Dome

From Ray Bradbury's "The Long Rain"...

Saturday, March 1, 2008

I blame He-Man

In 3rd grade almost everything I drew was either He-Man or ninja-related. In fact, for nearly the entire school year I managed to duck out of math class and sit at my desk, drawing big guys with balloon fists or merchants of silent death.

See, we were assigned a math group based on how well we tested in the subject (I was in the "yellow group", which was average), but this created confusion and I could easily just stay at my desk when the other yellows gathered together at the big desk and went over homework. Nobody seemed to catch on.

How I passed math that year--or was even graded at all--I have no idea. But I happily cranked out He-Man drawings while setting myself up for an ongoing, fundamental lack of confidence when it came to the subject of mathematics...