Category Archives: Illustration

Trial and Error: Lady, Killer

For Entertainment Weekly’s current ‘Must List’, I’ve illustrated the NBC comedy Trial & Error: Lady, Killer. Stars of the show from left to right, are Nick D’Agosto, Kristin Chenoweth, and Sherri Shepherd. It’s a mockumentary sitcom entering it’s second season–each season a new suspect is introduced and the zany defense team must prove their innocence (last season featured John Lithgow). Kristin Chenoweth plays this season’s suspect, an eccentric socialite diva who has been accused of murdering her husband. Because the season had not aired yet, all I got to see was the preview, which looked pretty hilarious. Sort of has a Parks and Rec/The Office feel to it. I rarely have time to follow tv shows but I may need to check this one out! Shout out to AD James Kim for the call on this one.

Step Right Up, Sluggers!

Here’s my illustration for  the April issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids, a full page opener for their Baseball Preview 2018. It goes with the article “Step Right Up, Sluggers!” and it features the premiere home run hitters entering the 2018 MLB season. Leading the way, ringing the strongman bell is Yankees newly acquired slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Waiting on deck (left to right) is his teammate Aaron Judge, the Indians Edwin Encarnacion, the Dodgers Cody Bellinger, and the Rockies Nolan Arenado.

It was a pleasure working with designer Drew Dzwonkowski and Creative Director Beth Bugler on this. I had done several illos for Beth some years ago for SI Kids, so it was great to reunite and appear in the magazine again! Check out a close up detail below!


My latest Must List illo for Entertainment Weekly is of the ABC political drama/soap/thriller Scandal. Kerry Washington and Tony Goldwyn as Olivia and Fitz, share some red wine and popcorn on the White House balcony to celebrate their final season. Thanks again, AD James Kim.


Here is a recent Must List illo for Entertainment Weekly for the fantasy/horror TV show Supernatural. This is another show I had to binge watch to capture the right flavor–shown here are the main characters, Sam and Dean Winchester played by Jared Padalecki and Jensen Ackles, and the trench coat clad character between them is Castiel (I believe he’s an angel) played by Misha Collins. It was great working with AD James Kim again.

The Mayor of Cincinnati

For the March issue of Cincinnati Magazine, I was asked to illustrate Cincinnati  mayor John Cranley to accompany an article about him. The story covers his plans for Cincinnati and the region over the next four years, which includes job and economic growth, child poverty reduction, and a greener infrastructure among other things. The red bike he is riding through the city’s historic Over-the-Rhine district is part of a city bike share  program he has championed and also serves as a metaphor for his “on the go” and forward thinking persona. It was a pleasure working with Creative Director Megan Scherer on this.

2 Dope Queens

In my latest Must List illustration for Entertainment Weekly, I’ve depicted the hit podcast duo of Phoebe Robinson and Jessica Williams, aka 2 Dope Queens. Their hit podcast has grown into a four-part comedy special on HBO. I must admit I wasn’t completely familiar with these ladies when I received the assignment, but after my research, I’ve found them to be clever and pretty darn funny. Again, a big thanks to Art Director Aaron Morales.

Brooklyn Nine-Nine

And here is a recent (well, early December) Must List illo for Entertainment Weekly featuring the TV show Brooklyn Nine-Nine. I rarely have time to follow TV comedies these days, but when I have to illustrate one, I will binge watch episodes and totally get into it for the short period of time I’m given to execute the assignment. I gotta say this show had me ROFLMAO. Thank you art director Aaron Morales for the call on this one.

Will & Grace Revival

Will, Grace, Karen and Jack are back in this recent (well, actually it was a couple months ago–I’ve lagged behind on my blog posts, ugh!) illo for Entertainment Weekly’s Must List–to coincide with the television revival of Will & Grace. Thank you Art Directors Faith Stafford and Ruby Parra.

On the Road in Trump’s America

Here’s a cover illustration I did for The Progressive–the current Oct/Nov. issue. I was asked to illustrate the cover story “Across the Great Divide: On the Road in Trump’s America”.  In it, a Progressive reporter goes on a cross country road trip to interview Trump supporters in order to gain a better understanding of  “the other side” and bridge the gap that divides our nation.

Art Director Kerstin Diehn and I had been brainstorming various road trip themed concepts for the cover. Road trips always remind me of roadside diners so I presented this diner concept which turned into the finished cover above. Oh, and the retro vibe of the diner is absolutely  intentional.

Gaga: Five Foot Two

Here’s Lady Gaga for a recent ‘Must List’ illustration in Entertainment Weekly. It was for the debut of her Netflix documentary ‘Gaga: Five Foot Two’. I watched the doc and gained a new appreciation for this lady–it was quite inspirational and effectively revealed the “human side” so rarely seen of the pop icon. Thank you AD Dragos Lemnei!