My friend Matt Thompson has started a new local publication called The Louisville Lip. He asked me to create a couple illustrations for their first issue.
Had several fun assignments in December’s issue of Louisville Magazine. First up is a piece I did for Jack Welch’s “Just Sayin” column about UofL basketball games at the YUM center. I come from a family of die hard UofL fans, so I hope they enjoy this one.
Next up was Mary Welp’s Dine In. I made these crepes before I did the illustration and DANG this recipe is good. Probably my favorite recipe of all Mary’s I’ve had the honor of illustrating so far!
Small spot ran along the opposite page:
Lastly, I illustrated a beautiful and heart wrenching piece of short fiction, titled “A Little Help” by Nathan Gower. The story was the winner of The First Annual Writers Block Award, presented by Louisville Literary Arts.
This flyer is for my band Second Story Man. We are playing our first show in three years and celebrating 15 years as being a band! Here’s a link with more information about the show.
This flyer is for an upcoming show for my other band, Julie of the Wolves!
This month’s Louisville Magazine is the education issue and it includes a wonderful interview by Anne Marshall with Meyzeek Middle School teacher Sharonda O’Bannon-Morton. I had the honor of teaching in the same school with Ms. O’Bannon several years ago and always admired her strong presence and ability to connect with all students. This article is a moving and inspiring tribute to a woman who makes a major impact in the lives of kids every single day.
I also have several illustrations in this issue. I was asked to do two pieces to accompany winners of this year’s Renau Writing Contest, which is offered each year to high school seniors. The prize includes scholarship money and the opportunity to be published by Louisville Magazine.
This piece was for “Growing Watermelons” by Will Sack, St. Xavier High School
This was for “Various Colored Veils” by Maha Jabbar, duPont Manual High School:
I also did my regular illustration for “Just Sayin”, which Jack Welch wrote about Kentucky’s Standardized Test scores:
My husband is the director of this new nonprofit organization called the Louisville Story Program. They have just launched their Kickstarter campaign to raise funds to help publish their first book, Our Shawnee. Follow this link to check out the amazing video about the project: http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1787482492/our-shawnee-a-louisville-story-program-book
I was asked to create an illustration for the cover of LEO Weekly that is out today:
Here’s a link to the story it references.
The October issue was a special visual art themed issue with a beautiful cover by Anessa Arehart. A number of Louisville based artists were featured and the editors kindly ran a special feature about some of the regular contributing artists to the magazine, myself included:
I also had a couple illustrations elsewhere in the magazine. This was for Mary’s Dine In column:
And this was a linocut I did for Jack Welch’s “Just Sayin” column:
My band Julie of the Wolves is releasing a brand new record, “Create/Destroy.” We’re having a show to celebrate on November 1st at Zanzabar. Here’s a flyer I made:
And here’s a link to the Facebook event for the show.