TV Land

!! So Excited !! Today I have my first ever illustration in the New York Times! It's definitely a milestone in the career of any illustrator and one I'll never forget. You can read the article here. 

The article about how TV shows these days infultrate our lives and bring continuity to the fragmented way we go about living. It goes on to talk about how we are able to binge on hours of a single TV show in one setting due to DVD's and platforms like Hulu and Netflix. This is something I can totally relate to having just spent the holidays blowing through all of "Downton Abbey", the first season of "The West Wing", and, since this project has completed, "Homeland". I wanted to explore the feeling that these characters come to feel like part of your life even though they are just fictional characters that don't actually exist in real life. 

This is my favorite part of the illustration. I like to call it "Heisenberg steals a cookie". Ha Ha.

Major THANK YOU to the talented art director with the coolest name in town, Aviva Michaelov for this assignment. I'll never forget it!

Coaches: John Calipari

So, I didn't post yesterday. I didn't really like the coach I did (Jim Calhoun), so I didn't post it. It's my blog and I can do what I want to :P.

Anyway, today's coach, John Calipari of Kentucky is probably the most loathed of all the coaches in College Basketball today, what with all the (controversies), revoked titles and the insanely talented team of "one-and-doners" he has today. So, without further ado, as his team handidly beats Baylor, John Calipari:


Coaches: Bill Self

Well, it's march and I'm MAD!! Mad for college basketball that is (yuck, yuck). The NCAA tourney time is officially one of my favorite times of year. Spring is on the horizon, everyone is coming out of their cocoons, the beer is flowing and once again, my 'Hawks are in it to win it! 

College basketball is a special kind of sport. Loyalties run deep. Players come and go. Being students, 4 years (if you're lucky) is the max you ever get to see your favorite player, but the Coaches are an institution. Sometimes staying decades at one school, we truly grow to love...or love to hate the Coaches of our teams and rivals. The tournament is played on 8 days, spanning 3 weeks. I'm going to post a portrait of some of my favorite Coaching characters on each of those days. The first, why of course, the handsome Bill Self of Kansas!