Friday, September 19, 2014

Colonial Casuariforms

This one was a commission for a friend ("An extremely conservative emu village"). It was fun to try to think of visual signifiers of conservatism that could I could apply to emus and that wouldn't read as too "of the moment". I settled on Puritans.

After some googling, I chose this image from a 1953 article in Landscape: Magazine of Human Geography as my inspiration:
The illustration isn't meant to be of a Puritan village, but it looked ripe to be filled with stern, morally inflexible birds.

In other news, I finally opened a storefront at Society6! Right now I have some prints available, and some other products and designs in the works. And if you're interested in original artwork, there's a Store link at the top of this page.

Sunday, March 30, 2014

So much, so many things

Oh my goodness! News! New (published) illustrations!

"'Great' Alternatives to Paid Sick Days", My first illustration project for Moms Rising, is live! Here's my favorite one:

You can see the rest on the Buzzfeed community page they made for the series. Moms Rising is an awesome nonprofit doing important work, and I'm honored to have been involved in their efforts. The series was also featured on Fast Company, and I'm still trying to get my jaw off the floor.

Earlier this month I also illustrated a humor piece by Molly Taft at the Bygone Bureau. The article is called "My Family Eats Paleo: An Activity Book for Kids". Go see! I really enjoyed taking a step away from my usual style and trying to imitate the look of a coloring book. Molly: If you want to make this an actual activity book, we should talk.

Finally, I have set up an online portfolio. Check it out, and commission my services, at