Sketching The Line

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I’m honored to be included in the Canadian ART IN TRANSIT show “Sketching The Line”, an exhibition of reportage drawings made while of commuters and subway-goers. Back in 2007-8 I took advantage of my time on NYC subways by drawing anyone I could. For practice, yes, and because I just love to do it. I find that the older I get, my career and the opportunities presented... Read More

Neutral Milk Hotel

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It’s been a few months since I did a reportage at a concert so it felt great to get out and draw. Neutral Milk Hotel is a special band. I’ve been a fan since the 90s and,without getting into detail, they haven’t toured since. Last year they announced a world tour, which almost completely sold out instantly. Yes, they’re the most popular, best band you’ve... Read More

Stadium Series at Yankee Stadium

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As many of you know, I designed and illustrated the animated commercial for the 2014 NHL Stadium Series. Yesterday I was fortunate enough to witness the action first-hand. I thought it would be great to draw from the actual event…so I did. I have to say it wasn’t the easiest event to capture, with temperatures in the low 20s to high teens, my hands didn’t always... Read More

Chicago

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Last week, Studio 1482 illustrator Dominick Santise and I attended the Workbook Creative Carnival in Chicago. We then spent the next 2 days creating reportage drawings around the city. Now I love NY, but Chicago is like a friendly, clean, slightly more relaxed version…which frankly is nice from time to time. We navigated the city by foot, walking from landmark to landmark,... Read More

The Monochrome Set

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I was privileged to be asked to photograph The Monochrome Set on their recent tour of the US. Having not played in the States for over 30 years, I was truly intrigued by what I would see, and I was blown away by their performances. During the shoot I was able to put the camera down for a few moments to make a portrait of each of the band members. Anyway, if you’ve never heard... Read More

Dinosaur Jr Terminal 5

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I attended the 25th anniversary concert celebrating Dinosaur Jr‘s 1987 classic album You’re Living All Over Me. It was actually released today, December 14, 1987! For a fan it was an unbelievable experience to hear the album played in its entirety, as well as many other classics from their catalog. Even better were the many special guests that came out and performed.... Read More

Destroyed again and again

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I spent Monday and Tuesday nights at Destroyer shows. They were great. Those of you who follow my blog know that I have made a habit of creating reportage drawings at live music events and have covered Destroyer on more than one occasion. Here are some past shows, here and here. If you haven’t given him a listen, you’re missing out.   #gallery-2 { margin:... Read More