Bringing Down a President




This was a book that I illustrated earlier this year, and I recently heard from the publisher, who shared this image of the cover design. This was a project that I was very excited to work on, as I was a ‘Watergate Junkie’ back in the seventies at the ripe young age of 12 years old, watching the hearings on TV in the afternoon, following the developments in the newspaper, and even checking the massive “Watergate Tapes” book out of the library when it was published (also a big fan of the book and movie version of “All the President’s Men”). So, when they approached me with this project, I couldn’t have been happier. Looking forward to seeing the finished product when it hits the bookshelves. (and once the book is published, I’ll be sharing the interior illustrations here, so stay tuned)

Early November Assignments

ABA, personal, rough sketches



November has started out rather slowly. I had cleared this month deliberately, in order to make room for a large project that I was expecting to start on by this time. Still in a holding pattern at this time (but I am assured that the project is still forthcoming, so stay tuned), and in the meantime, I am taking on whatever work is coming my way for the short term. Above is the finished piece for the American Bar Association’s publication “Litigation” (rough sketch was shared in the previous post), and below is an illustration that I did for a friend’s CD cover (almost ten years ago, we had appeared together in a local theater production of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song”).


Below is a sketch for a possible magazine illustration for a former client who is now working for ‘The Common Reader’, a publication of Washington University-St. Louis (the story seems to be about a craft item purchased at a prison). In the meantime, I’m enjoying the slow pace of the last few weeks, and getting a lot of reading done. Hopefully things pick up soon.


Throwback Thursday – In the Slow Lane



This is an illustration for Newsday that I did back in 2007 (I had a regular working relationship with Newsday for two decades, from 1992 through 2012)¬†. I barely even remember what the topic was (I’m guessing slow progress on neighborhood renovation?). I was tickled by the unusual combination¬†of snail and bulldozer.

Where Is The Eiffel Tower?




My twelfth book for Penguin Young Readers in the “Who Was/Where Was” series was this book on the Eiffel Tower (available on Amazon here) which I did in 2016. I hesitated upon accepting this project at first, as my least favorite things to draw are buildings (I had previously passed on a similar book on the Twin Towers), but I took it as a challenge, and vowed to do my best at a difficult assignment. By the time I was finished, I felt it was my best work to date for this client, and took a great deal of pride in how the final product turned out, and learned quite a bit in the process. I’ve shared a few samples of this book in the past, but this is the first time I’m sharing each and every illustration.


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