Monastic Life

ABA, ChronicleHE

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Still working on several book projects for the foreseeable future (all of which I’m unable to share here until publication) as well as being hard at work mixing and mastering my band’s upcoming CD (hoping for a summer release). In the meantime, here’s an illustration I did for the Chronicle of Higher Education earlier this week. Also, the week before, I had a revision on the ABA ‘board game’ job that I did a few weeks back (turns out the people behind the game they were spoofing did not want to grant permission for the board layout).

Checking In…

ABA, WSJ


Haven’t posted for a while. Been busy with a few book projects that will have to remain under wraps for the time being, but I’ll share them in the future. Finished up a couple magazine/newspaper projects over the past week, the one above was finished up today, and was for Litigation Magazine for the ABA, and the one below was one I did last week for the Wall Street Journal. Both with a lot more text than I’m used to dealing with. (I still have nightmares about my old ‘typesetting days’ back in the eighties, and having jobs fall apart because of the stray typo)

Into December

ABA, WSJ

Started work this week on sketches for a new Young Readers book, and also did the above (right) illustration for the WSJ and the above (left) illustration below for the ABA. (click on each to see a larger version)

August Holding Pattern

ABA, AHMM, ChronicleHE

Been a slow August so far, in a holding pattern between the sketch stage and finish stage of one book project, awaiting approvals, and waiting for the start of another book project. Meanwhile, the band has had a slow month, with various band mates on vacation, and the weather has been chilly and fall-like (very unusual for August in Michigan, which is usually muggy and oppressively hot), which hasn’t been ideal for sailing. Anyhow, doing a lot of thumb twiddling, it feels like.

I did have a rather fun assignment for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, which I finished up this morning. The story involved Richard Nixon and some speculation regarding the missing 18 minutes. I’ve always loved drawing Nixon, since I was about 12 years old and fascinated with the Watergate scandal, and it was a nice trip down memory lane.

Below are a few assignments for the ABA that I did last week.

Mid May Roundup

ABA, Barrons, US Catholic


Most of what I’ve been working on over the past three weeks have been for upcoming book projects that I can’t share here due to contractual reasons. I’ve finished up one of the three books, and I’m nearing the finish on the second of the three, and just starting work on the finishes for the third book. I’m hoping to have all that publishing work wrapped up by the 2nd week of June. In the meantime, a few other pieces to show that have squeezed in the margins. Above is a piece on the Japanese economy for Barrons that I did this afternoon, and below are a few pieces for the American Bar Association that I did earlier this week. At the bottom is an illustration for US Catholic I did last week (or the week before, I forget).