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Communication Arts Illustration Annual May 3 Here's a piece that made it over the wall into this year's Communication Arts Illustration Annual. It's... Holy S@*!t! < April 6 Not that the Pope is taking notes from me, but if you ever find yourself sheltering child rapists and giving them... Jimi March 26 Here's another one just for fun. Jimi. I love Jimi above all others. A couple of weeks ago we had some dear... Jack White March 23 Jack White. Just for fun. In high school I must have drawn every rock star of the 60's and 70's. I've... Sam Shepard February 3 This is playwrite/actor/celebrity guy SamShepard. I'll admit a bit of cultural ignorance here and admit that I... JD Salinger January 28 News that the reclusive author J.D. Salinger passed away sent me back through the years in several ways. This is a... Thou Shalt Stand In Line For One.... January 21 It seems like the whole media world is waiting on the edge of it's seat to see what exactly Steve Jobs will... Brown is the new purple January 20 This is what I love about politics. The election of Scott Brown to the US Senate last night was an... Tiger! December 17 What the hell, I'll be opportunistic. This was for Golf World's Newsmakers '09 issue - Jennifer Cole is... Summer Studio September 4 This is the summer studio. Katama Bay, South Beach dunes beyond that, and then the Atlantic. I installed a nice... Ted Kennedy August 28 Yesterday was Kennedy Day here in our household. While I was working on a portrait of the late senator (not the... Liberty Magazine June 2 Here's a cover I did for Bryan Gray at Liberty Magazine last month. I've admired the work of the... Put a cork in it May 4 Angela Moore from The Santa Fe Reporter called last week for a cover. After a weekend of miscommunication I had... Half Full? April 10 So is the glass half full or half empty? And which is better at this point? Ray Charles March 2 Here's something I've been poking away at between sketches, finals, phone calls and jam sessions with the kids. I've... John Updike January 28 John Updike died yesterday. Along with Andrew Wyeth, who died last week, he takes with him one of the great American... Mother Jones January 7 I guess it’s okay for me to piggyback on Harry Campbell’s post here. Over the last year or so... Golf World January 5 Way back in June Jennifer Cole from Golf World called to asked me to do a full page illustration of golfer Rocco... Obama October 10 This was done for King magazine. Chris Constantino was the art director and he's a pleasure to work with. The story was... Obamamania August 12 It seems that most of the interesting projects that have flown through the studio this year come with the provision... George Carlin June 23 For better or worse I received a good part of my philosophical education through comedians when I was growing up. ... There Will Be Mud February 26 I'm looking forward to tonight's debate. I've been fascinated at the way Hillary has melted down with each loss to... Oh, God. February 1 Back in the 80's when I lived with my older brother in a little apartment in Boston, one of our preferred leisure... Sir Edmund Hillary January 11 Sir Edmund Hillary, the first man(followed by a footstep by sherpa Tenzing Norgay) to step on the summit of Mt. Everest... Bloomberg January 9 This portrait of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg was for a story on how Bloomie has  shaken up NYC schools. When... Please don't vote. January 7 Are you undecided? Has the presidential campaign just started showing up on your radar? Are you leaning towards Obama... Artists Against the War January 5 Here's my piece for the Artists Against the War show that Steve Brodner has put together. David Flaherty said on his... Gone Baby Gone January 2 2007 ended in an avalanche of work which was based in one of two categories: People who annoyed us, or people who died.... Sports Illustrated for Kids November 26 When Beth Bugler from Sports Illustrated for Kids called to see if I was available to do a cover for their football... Behave Yourself. November 19 My son is scared to death of clowns, and I don't blame him. I get the same feeling when I see nuns. If (!), when I come... Information Week October 29 Whenever Mary Ellen Forte from Information Week calls, it sounds like she doesn’t think I’ll take the... Dead Tie October 25 This is something that came out of pieces of sketches that were rejected, or just not chosen, or didn't work for... Ghosted! October 23 Ah, Halloween, the season of ghosts, ghouls, and… Giving!Around here, the kids have a Halloween tradition... The way I saw it. October 11 Like many of you, I start the day with the biggest, strongest bucket of coffee I can rustle up. There's a Starbucks up... Water Mob September 26 Around these parts we generally have green lawns, kids running through sprinklers on a hot day and such an abundance of... Seeing what you believe, see? September 7 For a long time now I’ve wondered why I tend towards exaggeration. It’s not an intentional thing, but more... Newsweek International Edition September 4 I have figured out the secret to getting the plum jobs in this business. You want a Rolling Stone cover?  Are... Musical Memories August 16 I don’t have a sense of smell. Never have. Sometimes this is good (I changed a lot of diapers when my children... Hammerin' Hank August 15 A very wise man once said “ Bonds is a jerk, a liar, and an ass”.I’m a little late, but I thought... Kanye August 6 Here's a Kanye West portrait I did for the Wall Street Journal's Pursuits section a few weeks ago. The Pursuits section... The Cannibal July 9 “I used to just sit on my bike, weeping in pain” – Eddy MerckxBabe. Michael. Tiger. Lance. Say these... Information Week June 25 I did this cover for Information Week. The AD was Mary Ellen Forte and Michael Gigante. I like working for them because... Tough Guys June 12 There's a train of thought that says we are attracted to our opposites. That must be true because if you crack open any... Ralph Ellison June 5 Here's a portrait of Ralph Ellison, author of "Invisible Man", done for AD Michael Hogue at the Dallas... Wolfie May 18 The thing I find most upsetting in the Paul Wolfowitz saga is that he has a girlfriend. I know that there's someone for... Jerry Falwell, R.I.P. May 15 I'd like to say something nice about Jerry Falwell, as he passed from this veil of tears today. So. Um. He sure was fun... Say it ain't (Bas)So May 9 My favorite of the 3 grand tours, the Giro d’Italia starts this Sunday. Last year’s winner, Ivan Basso... It's a Sonny day April 30 This was done for a book review of Hell's Angels founder Sonny Barger's autobiography. Another from my "trying to... Short Cuts April 24 I had the good fortune of getting a piece into American Illustration this year. The piece was unusual for me in that I... Wall Street Journal April 15 It was Drawger weekend in the Pursuits section of the WSJ this weekend. I landed on the front, with Michael Sloan over... Mob Tie April 11 This is something that got whacked early in life, but I decided to give it another chance at life and use it as a... Ornette Coleman April 4 Marc Burckhardt's Medal of Arts post describing how he met, among other VIP's, Ornette Coleman reminded me of this... This is the Year! April 1 Really! It really is this time. Dice-K is here to prove that '04 wasn't a fluke and the Red Sox are the real thing.Or... We're gonna have a little talk. March 28 I’m working on a Sopranos piece right now, which made me think of another job I did a while back on the godfather... Teddy and Jack March 26 There were one or two or three posts on my old blog that I wished I could have put up here because I thought the... Where's the credit? March 26 Everyone was so complimentary about the Sinead sketch I posted yesterday that for a minute, I thought I was getting...