Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Knicks drawings: Update

The Knicks have been doing so well that I can hardly keep up. I've been doing a drawing of Knick (or Knick-related personage) after each victory. Here is the most recent batch. 

 Carmelo Anthony

Chris Copeland

 Jason Kidd (wearing a hockey helmet at the half cuz he keeps getting hit in the head)
JR Smith dancing off court after a buzzer beater against Charlotte

Coach Mike Woodson

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Max Von Sydow poster

Brochure that folds out into a poster to promote Max von Sydow series at BAM.

Monday, November 26, 2012

Q (The Winged Serpent)

I made this comic for a birthday present.
This is a snapshot of it.
It's my favorite scene in Larry Cohen's great movie Q (The Winged Serpent).
Michael Moriarty goes in a bar and plays piano.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Drawings for Gary Shteyngart roast

I did a bunch of author portraits for BAM's roast of Gary Shteyngart. You can see how they used the portraits on the web, and below you can see the originals.

Here's how they were used in the program:

Here are the originals:

Kurt Andersen

Sloane Crosley

John Wesley Harding

Jay McInerney

Edmund White

Monday, November 19, 2012

Knicks drawings

The Knicks season has started off well, and I've been doing quick drawings after each victory. (If you're counting, you know they've won 7, but there are only six here. I missed a drawing because of travel.)







Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Robert Ryan

Made this as a gift for my friend Elizabeth (check out her great comics and art), who is a friend of Odds Against Tomorrow, which I recommend.

Monday, October 8, 2012

Biographile: Leonard Cohen and Neil Young

There's a new biography of Leonard Cohen out called I'm Your Man by Sylvie Simmons, who also wrote a Serge Gainsbourg bio. And Neil Young has written memoir called Waging Heavy Peace. Biographile asked me to check them out and draw something. Here's what I came up with. 

They are on the Biographile website here and here.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

North African Lit, Pt II

The Paris Review has posted the second installment of my illustrated essays about North African literature.

Click here to read it all.
Part I is here.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

My childhood and the TV

Lots of stuff for the Brooklyn Academy of Music lately. Here's a personal illustrated essay about television inspired by the new show at BAM called The Channel.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

"I Don't Get It"

An animated short I made with Ben Cohen for the Brooklyn Academy of Music. Robert Wilson goes to see Einstein on the Beach (which he directed) and sits down with Arthur Miller at BAM.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

David Byrne on a bike

David Byrne designed bike racks for BAM. They are in shapes that can be built to make letters, and those letters can be arranged (by the authorities in charge of the racks) to make words. There are only a handful of letters available, so you can't just have it spell anything you want. Right now they say "pink crown" and "micro lip." I did the illustration for the listing on the site about these things.

William Friedkin meets James Cagney

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Paris Review and Albert Cossery

The first in my short series of illustrated blog posts for the Paris Review is up. Check it out.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Monday, July 23, 2012

Von Sternberg's first movie

This is a comic I did for Smoke Signal about Josef von Sternberg's first movie. Charlie Chaplin, Mary Astor, and Douglas Fairbanks make appearances.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Illustrated essays for BAM

I have done a couple of illustrated essays for the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
Here is a post about author Denis Johnson, pictured above in his cameo in Jesus' Son. The post also goes into detail about his novel Resuscitation of a Hanged Man. He appeared at BAM as part of their Eat, Drink, and Be Literary series.

Here is a post about Jonathan Pryce, pictured above in Glengarry Glen Ross. Other movies covered in the post are Pirates of the Caribbean, Brazil, and the James Bond movie he was in. Pryce appeared at BAM in Harold Pinter's play The Caretaker.

I'm excited to say there are more of these to come.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Black Youth at the Keith Haring Exhibit

Recommended: Click on the first image to read full comic as a slideshow.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Sketchbook Miscellany: Aliens in the Outfield*

*courtesy C.J., who on New Year's Eve put on a glow-in-the-dark alien mask and a baseball cap and said "I'm an alien in the outfield! Put me in coach, just gimme a chance! I came all the way from another galaxy to play!"