Archive for the ‘Books’ Category

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Hitman Trilogy

December 20, 2012

I recently had the pleasure of working on a piece of tribute art for the upcoming Square Enix Hitman Trilogy. If you’re unfamiliar with the Hitman video games, you play as Agent 47, an infallible assassin-for-hire who must eliminate his targets using clever methods to avoid detection. The Hitman Trilogy boxed set will come with the first 3 games, remastered in HD, and an exclusive “art book” featuring 22 pieces of never before seen reinterpretations of classic moments from the those games. I was asked to illustrate the Anathema mission, in which you must assassinate Don Guillani, a Sicilian Mafia boss. As he is an avid golfer, one of the ways you can dispose of him without raising the alarms that a gunshot would, is to use his own golf club to do the deed.

Hitman Anathema

The Hitman Trilogy HD will be released on January 29, 2013 for Playstation 3 and XBox 360.

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American Illustration 30

April 23, 2011

The two Shunga (Japanese erotica) inspired pieces I created for the Autumn Society‘s “East Meets East” exhibition at AxD Gallery have been selected to appear in American Illustration 30, which will be released in November of this year at the annual AI-AP party in NYC.


The Dream of the Octorock’s Wife


Super Utamaro Bros.

The objective of the show was to compare and contrast Japanese fine art with Japanese pop art and or pop culture. I have always been fascinated with Japanese erotica and how that contrasts with our more prudish (or at least repressed) Western cultural outlook on sex and eroticism. And obviously video game graphics are a big influence on my work so that was the logical pop culture lens with which to view this contrast.
The first one is an homage to arguably the most famous artist and example of the Shunga genre, Hokusai’s The Dream of the Fisherman’s Wife, which could also be the considered the origin of the “tentacle erotica” genre. The second is a tribute to Underwater Assault by the artist Utamaro.

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American Illustration 29

April 7, 2010

“Carebear Carnage”, which I created for the Autumn Society‘s 80s Pop! Show, has been selected to appear in American Illustration 29, which will be released in November of this year at the annual AI-AP party in NYC.

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Art For Obama

October 26, 2009

Art for Obama

Art for Obama: Designing Manifest Hope and the Campaign for Change was released this month. The book catalogues the many pieces of art displayed at Shepard Fairey’s Manifest Hope exhibitions. Two of my pieces, The Games They Played (Manifest Hope, DC) and New Game (Manifest Hope, Denver), are included, as are works by some of my favorite artists such as Ron English, The Date Farmers, David Choe, Tristan Eaton, Tim Biskup, Travis Lampe, Cathie Bleck, and Mike Perry. All proceeds from the book are going to Americans for the Arts.

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