Wednesday, November 28, 2007

holiday mailer?

so i just finished this piece up with the hope that it might become some sort of holiday/winter mailer. thoughts? good image/bad image for a promo?

**ps. i'm going for it. i've also placed a small order of these cards which are blank on the inside (they are folded) which i will be selling in my store for $4 a pop. they should be arriving on monday so drop me a line if you'd like one!

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

the stranger: the levels of greatness a fiction writer can achieve in america

just finished this up for the stranger. the deadline was less than a day for this one so i had to turn to some alternate methods in order to get it done on time. the faces were done digitally instead of being painted as they usually are. i thought i would share the piece before and after i added the portraits. i think it's kinda fun either way. i also wanted to share this piece since i think it was a bit of a challenge for me in that there's a whole lot more going on in this piece than i usually deal with. i enjoyed it a lot and would love to begin doing more work along that line.

Monday, November 26, 2007


hope everyone had a great thanksgiving and stuffed themselves full of as much turkey (but possibly more cheesecake...) as i did! something to look forward to now that we're all back to work, pep gallery will be holding their holiday artmart.
the artmart will be happening december 1st-22nd.
***holiday reception december 15th, 12-6***
gonna be lots of great artwork for sale! come check it out!
for more info, go to their website,

Sunday, November 18, 2007

the ny times week in review!

this was one of those fun assignments that i sit around waiting for all year. such a fun assignment and the art director aviva michaelov was such a pleasure to work with. the story was about elderly love and how it differs so greatly from all we know about "young" love. elderly people tend to care more about the other persons happiness as opposed to their own. the basis for this was the story about sandra day o'connor and her husband, an alzheimers patient who has himself fallen in love with another alzheimers patient. look for it on the newstands today!

Friday, November 16, 2007

paintings for sale

got several paintings for sale over at the beholder online gallery. lots of great art over there. and just in time for the holidays! check it out!

Sunday, November 11, 2007

meet hollywood

meet hollywood the hamster! my new studiomate and furry companion.

Friday, November 9, 2007

washington city paper cover

did this cover for the washington city paper with only 24 hours from sketch to final. nuts. story was about a new breed of "temp" lawyers who do nothing but review documents day in day day out. i'm super pleased with how it came out. can't wait to see the final layout. i'll be sure to post this again once i have the tearsheet. hope i'll be seeing some of you at the "downright" fall reception tonight! we'll all be nursing our ai hangovers for sure.....

Thursday, November 8, 2007

jazziz: spirit soundings

another fun piece for jazziz about one man finding spirituality through playing improv.

Wednesday, November 7, 2007

halloween variation

thought i'd go ahead and post this variation on my halloween piece for posterity--was formerly the splash page for my old website. was a fun expirement in reworking an existing piece digitally.


i've got a new website! much thanks to my wonderful brother lee kohn for programming it for me. check it out and let me know what you all think! feedback is mucho appreciated.

Sunday, November 4, 2007

my midwest: secrets in seattle

beautiful layout by the amazing shane luitjens!

Friday, November 2, 2007

"downright" closing reception

last chance to catch the "downright" show at the pep gallery! the closing reception will be this friday 11/9 from 7-9 pm. if you missed it the first time it's not too late.

a recent commission