Monday, October 31, 2011


I recently was commissioned by Hearst's Popular Mechanics to make an image lampooning some bad Sci-Fi films that were part of a feature rating Sci-Fi films on their implausibility. Armageddon, that late 90's crap sandwich of a film rated the number one worst film. I was asked to highlight some of the film's absurd qualities in an image.

Unfortunately, for research purposes I purchased the film on iTunes. This is tough for me to admit...I now own the film. And in case your wondering, no, it does not get better on the second viewing. It does, however, take the cultural temperature of the time. It's not like we have really matured though. The Michael Bay films of today share the same vapid emptiness and force us to exprience emotional moments with whaling guitars and blaring Aerosmith.

Obviously, I am a fan of Sci-Fi and I will gladly stomach a bad Sci-Fi flick purely for the spectacle and absurdity. Armageddon is not a fun film to watch.


This was the sketch I pushed for the final. It had Bruce Willis reaching out for nuclear war head that was spewing uranuim. While the mounted machine guns on the Rover in the background unloaded it's machine gun. But pop Mechanics thought it was to far of a leap from the film. so we dialed it back to just have Bruce holding the bomb and drifting off into the expance. Maybe less drastic, but fine none the less.

Monday, September 12, 2011

New Work

It is hard to not be inspired by the headlines these days. The coming election, the European debt crisis, the uprisings in Syria and Libya. There is no shortage of events worth pondering in a visual way. Here are a few recent images.

Rick Perry: The Most Jesusy
After watching the two recent debates it's clear that the leading republican candidate for president, Rick Perry, is fully committed to the social and fiscal conservative agenda. He has presented himself as the frontrunner the religious Right. Christopher Hitchens has a great article on Rick Perry's motives for aligning himself with the Christian voters and questions his authenticity.
Bullets and Blackberrys, The Syrian Riots and the Future of Revolt
It is amazing to watch the "Arab Spring" and see how technology is the ultimate weapon in the revolution. It is still dangerous to fight a regime with a camera vs. a machine gun.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Travel Paintings

A recent trip to Cabarete' in the Dominican Republic prompted me to make some watercolor paintings and sketches. It was incredibly satisfying to sit and try and capture some aspect of the landscape. The works themselves leave something to be desired, but it has re-invigorated my desire to paint. hopefully I will have some more to show soon.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

New Series "Scenes From a film"

I don't know what it is but film noir has had an effect on me. And for some reason those elements are appearing in my images. This is an ink drawing with digital shading. Simple and no frills. I've been told to stop doing the retro 50's art but I need to get it out of my system first. Stay tuned for more. Thanks for looking

Monday, February 28, 2011

Fighting Words

This image was done way back in January, under the art direction of Len Small for the magazine "Tablet." It accompanied the article, "Fighting Words," by Marjorie Ingall about the difficulty explaining the nuances of the English language and how it pertains to racial slurs.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Spot Images for The Dallas Observer

These spots were made with the Art Direction of Alexander Flores.
The concept was to spoof a movie poster from the 1950's.