Monday, June 25, 2007

Outdoor Adventures

I gotten several assignments from outdoors magazines - which is great because they really let me play with kinetic action, such a great part of comic art.

Last winter, outside Magazine's John McCauley asked me to cover their Oscars angle (above). Along with Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth, there were several outdoor documentaries up for awards.

5420 is Denver’s regional magazine. While not specifically an outdoors magazine, it’s about, well... Colorado! These are illustrations of white-water fly fishing and burro racing (above) - 2 extreme sports available in the area. Art director Mike Leister, put this one together.

I have also done a few series’ for Skiing magazine’s Dave Allen. We've had a lot of fun with the category, this series being a life list of things to do - on a mountain, like ski naked (below).

Saturday, June 2, 2007

Flaming Death Rainbow

A New York Times Book Review piece for the new Chuck Palahniuk novel Rant. I had been working on a very cute, manga-style wedding present for a friend (see my comics blog) when I got this assignment. I wondered if I could do something anti-cute in the same style. After turning it in, I told my wife that Death Rainbow would be a great band name. She said “sure, for a bunch of thirteen year old girls.”

Note: this one unfortunately ran b/w at the last minute. This here's your color exclusive.