Sunday, April 15, 2012

Tim Tebow in an Empire state of mind

With the NY Giant's acquisition of Tim Tebow, many wondered how his public displays
of his faith would be received. Most likely New Yorkers won't really make too
big of a deal about it.  Tebowing with the Empire State Building seemed like the perfect way to go about illustrating this topic.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

NPR: General Mark Martins on Guantanamo

Today's NPR splash page opens with an article on General Martins.
Read it:
NPR Gen. Martins onGuantanamo commissions

Was Sgt. Bales 'broken'? Opinion Illustration

Last week this illustration assignment came by my desk; how war affects our military, and to what degree. How much pressure are we placing on our troops here in America, with expectations and judgements? Were there pre-existing character faults at play?
With those questions in mind, I came up with the idea of words overlaying and creating a portrait of Sgt. Bales. The other idea I had was a Jenga game; pull out the wrong piece and it all comes tumbling down.
My father was in the military so I personally know what it's like to be a family member in the military. I had the chance to live in and see different cultures. But at the same time, my father was rarely at home, sometimes gone for months at a time during the Vietnam era. It can take a toll.