Category Archives: illustration

Ruining Thanksgiving with Illustration

While looking at some illustrations by J.C. ¬†Leyendecker, I was struck by this 1919 Saturday Evening Post cover.¬† First, I was impressed by the range of tones he produced with an extremely limited palette. Then I was troubled by Leyendecker’s … Continue reading

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Devil’s Postpile Patch Design

My friends at Devil’s Postpile National Monument asked for some help designing a new badge for the park’s Junior Ranger Program. This program engages kids and youth with the ecology or geology of different National Parks. When the kids finish … Continue reading

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The Excitement of Slug Riding

This is one of a series of one-of-a-kind prints made for the artist book, “Means of Transportation That Don’t Go Anywhere.” Each copy of the book has my page with a unique drawing of a different spring-mounted animal and the … Continue reading

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Goats of Dauphin Island, Alabama

Here’s a recent print, made this fall on an antique Chandler & Price platen press. I spent the summer fuming over the BP Gulf Oil Spill, watching footage of oil destroying coastal ecosystems and waterways where I have lived and … Continue reading

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WPA Posters

Carolyn and I are on the road this week celebrating my sister’s wedding up in the Sierras. My sister and her husband both work for the the National Park Service. So when they asked us to design their wedding invitations, … Continue reading

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