Wednesday, May 30, 2012

May 30, 2012

new tattoo/story up on Pen & Ink.
want to include yours? submit a photo and your story here.

Monday, May 28, 2012

May 28, 2012

Caroline evaded the coastguard under the Golden Gate Bridge and took this photo from her kayak.

Friday, May 25, 2012

May 25, 2012

Isaac Fitzgerald and i launched Pen & Ink - a collection of illustrated tattoos and the stories behind them. It's a collaboration between Isaac, myself and everyone who has a tattoo and a story - hopefully you.  Please check out the site and submit yours.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

May 23, 2012

I made these pencils. If you would like one please email me your address and and I'll send it to you. They're free. Please note they have my name on them, but you can whittle that off if you like.

UPDATE: Sorry, i've run out of pencils.  If you asked for one before 9.03pmPST on March 24, 2012, you should get a pencil in the mail soon. If you didn't ask for one in time, don't worry. I'm sure there will be more.

Friday, May 18, 2012

May 18, 2012

Just turned in the final illustrations for Lost Cat, A True Story of Love, Desperation and GPS Technology, due out in 2013 from Bloomsbury, written by phenomenal author Caroline Paul, who i'm also lucky to call my partner.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

May 17, 2012

Last week i was in new york for Behance's annual 99% Conference, an event that brings together some of today's sharpest minds to discuss how ideas become reality. I was commissioned to document/draw the conference and use the resulting text and images to create a story and a mount an exhibit at The Ace Hotel in new york.  The show is up at the Ace till June 6, so if you are in new york check it out.  and you can see the story here.

the whole thing was done in 9 days. 2 days to draw/document, 2 days to paint and scan, 3 days to install and 2 days to make the story.

here's what my hotel room looked like when i was creating work for the show:

here's what the show looks like: 

"Guts, Grit and Getting *&!# Done" 
An illustrated inventory of Making Ideas Happen from illustrator wendy macnaughton based on her observations, insights and takeaways from Behance's annual 99% conference.
(including quotes, tweets and eavesdroppings from conference speakers and attendees.)

the color side of the room - all the work it takes to make sh*t happen.

over the doorway - "the world is waiting for your gift. give it to them with both barrels." 

the black and white side of the room - three drawings - distillations of all the info - including one venn (guts), one drawing that took four pens to make (grit) and falling down = getting up upside down (life.)

 detail - paula scher: (photo by maria popova)

detail - alexis madrigal:

and again, you can see the story here.

Also, here is a little interview i did with 99%'s super duper director, Jocelyn Glei.