Archive for the ‘Juried Competitions’ Category

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Society of Illustrators 55

November 28, 2012

The three Jurassic President pieces I created back in April were selected to appear in the upcoming Society of Illustrator’s annual, Illustrators 55. I couldn’t be more thrilled; I’ve been entering my work in Society for several years but this is the first time I’ve had any selected!

Opening reception for the Exhibition of the Sequential/Series, Institutional, Uncommissioned and Moving Image Categories will be January 4, 2013 and will be exhibited until January 26. Hope to see some familiar faces there!

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American Illustration 31

April 9, 2012

Two illustrations I did were among those Chosen for American Illustration 31. The first piece was for an article called “A Memory of Webs Past” about a web crawler that is archiving the entire Internet. It was art directed by Michael Solita and Mark Montgomery at IEEE Spectrum Magazine.

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The second piece was for an article called “The Bicycle Diaries”, a writer’s attempt to (just barely) survive bicycling to work in Philadelphia. It was art directed by Jesse Southerland at Philadelphia Magazine.

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AIGA 365 (2011)

February 6, 2012

I was honored to have my Painting with Pixels installation for the Game Developers Conference featured in AIGA’s annual 365: Design Effectiveness exhibition. You can view the project here, and check out my original post on the project here.

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Communication Arts Illustration Annual 53

February 6, 2012

This illustration I did for 5280 magazine was selected to appear in Communication Arts Annual 53. Many thanks to Art Director Dana Pritts for a great assignment! The article I illustrated, Making an Impact, discussed restaurants in Denver leading the charge to more environmentally sustainable practices.

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3×3 ProShow 2011

June 16, 2011

My video game-inspired butcher diagram Koopa: It’s What’s For Supper, created for SCION and Giant Robot’s exhibition Pixel Pushers, will be featured in the 3×3 Illustration Annual No. 8, coming out in the Fall of 2011.

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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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