Thursday, September 20, 2012

On the waterfront

I was in a crabby mood while drawing this picture for Rutgers Magazine. Researchers at Rutgers' Institute of Marine and Coastal Sciences have found that water quality along the New Jersey coast has improved in recent years. Given this encouraging story, there's reason for Jersey shore crustaceans to party!

Here are sketches I submitted for this story...

Shut Up and Drive....

This illustration accompanied a story about safe driving practices. Engineers and researchers at Rutgers have "designed a smart phone app that identifies where the cell phone user is in the car. If it’s the driver’s side, the app communicates to the caller that the driver is unavailable; if the call is urgent, it simplifies communication steps for the driver in order to reduce distractions." Worthy apps like this will certainly help smart phones get even smarter (and hopefully save lives in the process).

 Thanks to art director John Van Cleaf for another fun assignment!

You can view my new illustration website here!

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Osamouflage Bin Laden

On this 11th anniversary of 9.11, it's comforting to know Osama Bin Laden is out of the picture. He created a powerful mystique just by staying invisible. I worked on this series two years ago; with a camouflage-theme to convey his elusiveness. In the end he was exposed as a loser; hiding out with his porn collection.

"Osama bin Laden is dead, and New York City’s spirit has never been stronger.” 

- New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg