Speaking of Germany (congrats!), here’s a recent spot for New York Times Magazine. For a great Maud Newton column about the obviously controversial and rarely-supported theory that Yiddish might originally derive from German. Having only so much non-controversial imagery to play with for a story like this, this one ended up a pretty nerve-racking-but-fun challenge.
If you’re curious what a diverse, modern-day Mississippi looks like, here’s a great Jackson, MS version of “Happy”.
I’ve had a love/hate thing with this place my whole life, but it really is a beautiful city to call home, I have to admit.
PS. keep an eye out for a Dan Akroyd-type at the end!
- Source: youtube.com
Having a Summah!
Only 28 and already look like Tony Soprano… #blessed #JamesGandol-selfi
Here’s a recent thing I did for San Antonio Monthly, a little 8-step guide to using a french press. I save instructional booklets anytime I buy something, and I would really love to illustrate them for a living one day. Such a fun, relaxing style to work in. Huge thanks to AD Victoria Millner!
A quick, kinda wonky Monday afternoon sketch from one of my favorite photos of my wife. It’s a photo from the time we first met, back in college at a way-too-lit bowling alley. A creepy (but well-meaning) guy in our group was hitting on her and it had the fortunate effect of her standing a little closer to me. ;)
"The Grim Broker"
A simpler look for this Sunday’s New York Times Magazine spot, accompanying a Peter Andrey Smith article on the correlation between market crashes and destructive behavior.
"So tell me Curly, how do you know Miss Cross?"
Posting a little ahead of the ideal ‘promotion window’ for my book, but ah, screw it, here’s the first of several Wes Anderson dolls I’ve been piddling with lately. More soon!
Here’s a really fun assignment I got to do for this week’s Emmy-themed issue of Variety. A half-page image about late night TV and its many, interchangeable hosts. Huge thanks to AD Chris Mihal and the many inspired designers at the magazine (check out those multiple covers!)
I know who this is! Not sooo anonymous now are you, ANGIE TENNANT? As in awesome, New York-based actor extraordinaire Angie Tennant.
Click that link folks and behold.
Here’s this Sunday’s spot in the New York Times Magazine, illustrating a fun column about one whale’s ability to mimic human speech.
When I asked if they could put me next to Shailene Woodley:
Above: in print, final, and rough sketches
Here are two recent spots for New York Times Magazine I was particularly fond of. The mouth one appears slightly different (and probably better) in this weekend’s issue, but I really liked this early version.
These accompany some tiny, interesting articles about cutting garlic out of diets and a study of how the formation of your mouth (an ‘e’ shape or an ‘o’ shape) can affect how you enjoy cartoons. Possibly a pointless study, but hey!
Hey! John Krasinski spotted at a local coffee shop here this week (possibly location scouting for “The Hollars”). See? This is what I’ve been saying! Mississippi is cool as hell, guys.
Sneaky Beans, Jackson, MS.
Got some advance copies of Art History Paper Dolls. Not sure what I can/can’t share yet, but here are some (secret) sneak peeks of what’s in store.
16 Artists, over 100 props.
ONE. HUNDRED. PROPS.
Pre-order now! In stores August 5.