A couple of recent things related to The New Yorker. Above is an image I did for a review of the film Jumper
, starring Samuel Jackson and Hayden Christensen, which was published in The New Yorker this past week. The review ended up absolutely panning the film. I usually don't read the reviews for these beforehand because they are not written by the time I start working on the assignment, I just work from reference and by looking at the film's website.
I was on 60 Minutes—for three seconds!
While I was down in Miami, I got a call from a producer at 60 Minutes. They wanted to run one of my recent New Yorker illustrations with a profile they were doing of Gustavo Dudamel, a Venezuelan composer—and they were paying! $250 bucks for three seconds. That's $83.33 a second, the closest I'll ever get to a Major League baseball salary. Anyways it was cool to be on 60 minutes for a brief moment.
The Dudamel interview is excellent and a lot of fun. Please check out the video link below if you're interested in learning more about him,—and turn up the volume. At 26 years old, he will be conducting the L.A. Philharmonic soon. At precisely 3 minutes and 30 seconds into the piece my image appears until precisely the 3 minute and 33 second mark. Do not blink.