Sunday, September 28, 2008

ciao mostro

my favorite dog. he liked: asparagus, snow and snowballs, the apple's core and skin, bread always, wood sticks -the bigger the better. seriously-, a toy shaped like santa claus -he murdered the shit out of it-, cookies oh yea biscotti (both said in english or in italian), tennis balls, swimming in the sea all summer long but even the coldest winter was fine. Rest in Peace, lovely monster.

Saturday, September 27, 2008

how to compromise with dignity

this was an illustration i did for his week's Time Out New York. They called me up and needed the drawing for later the same day (jetlag being in the way); jewish holidays and modern ways to celebrate. The art director already had the concept planned out. How to skirt by the Jewish holidays without stepping over the line with any of the traditions. They needed a guy in a yarmulke, wearing a tallis, and playing a shofar, rocking it out like a jazz or whatever hip dude.
ok, i say. Except, i almost immediately realize, the shofar is the GODDAMN HORN OF A MURDERED ANIMAL. Oh shit. Since I cannot just draw a GODDAMN HORN OF A MURDERED ANIMAL and let it go, I had to find a solution. Solution being: I copied/pasted the PETA sticker -fake for the animals sake- over the horn.
AND, just to make sure the concept was clear, I gave the guy a patch of the J.A.V. (jewish american vegan).
Job done, everyone is happy and the message is spread.
Quickly drawn from a photo of a friend of mine while he bites his dogs ear. Substituted the dog's face with a vegan shofar. Inked with VERY cheap ink, photographed and colored in photoshop. Im pretty happy with it.

Wednesday, September 24, 2008


I have no explanation for this.

Monday, September 22, 2008

art science lab hours

More experiments. I have a lot of free time.

Sunday, September 21, 2008

it all goes back to ice cream

brooklyn jewish vegan ice cream IS the best ice cream. one portion substitutes 3 meals and damages your brain forever.

more experiments

Experimenting on small portraits. Paul Watson. Check out Sea Shepherds Conservation Society, all they do rules and we should all be out there. He looks kinda pissed in my drawing. It was not really my intention but I guess it still makes a lot of sense.

Thursday, September 18, 2008

the sweet state of crime

I locked myself in a outdoor house, meditating on good and evil; i feed myself pumpkin to welcome the autumnal romance, i experiment on photoshop with the beauty of criminal features. 
I sketched this tuff lady out, inked it and threw on the computer. I was just playing around with colors, I'll work on it more, maybe think of a background, maybe work on a series of characters.
stay tuned for more and get ready for the new palette spreading outside.