Monday, September 15, 2014

Guantanamo Sketches, events at University of Richmond


From September 11 to November 21, sketches from Guantanamo are on display at the University of Richmond. Along with the show, there are 3 upcoming lectures of interest.
For more information visit:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

University of Virginia show: Sketches from Guantanamo

This September 11th, the largest showing of sketches from the Guantanamo Commissions will be on display at the University of Richmond Museums, invitation below. It is open to the public, and will be up until November 21st. For more information: University of Richmond

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

My talk at Rhode Island School of Design last month

Last month I was invited to Rhode Island School of Design to give a talk on 'Sketching Guantanamo'.
See it here:

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Monday, June 16, 2014

9/11 pretrial sketches June 16, 2014. Spec. prosecution team re: FBI issue

9/11 accused

Above right, a special prosecution team was brought in to address the FBI's investigation of the defense.

Special prosecution team

Self-proclaimed 9/11 mastermind Khalid Sheikh Mohammad 

Hearings for 9/11 have ended in open session for this trip. Wednesday there will be a new arraignment which will be posted here. Stay tuned.

Thursday, April 17, 2014

Final sketches this round of hearings, Guantanamo 9/11 pretrials

Finished for now in Guantanamo at 9/11 pretrial hearings. As seen, Military Commissions judge Army Col. Pohl announces decision to hold proceedings until an FBI breach is investigated and resolved. Prior to hearing, KSM conferred with defense. BW sketches show Brg. Gen. Mark Martins at a press conference, and in final sketch we see victim family members watch the defense give statements from the media press room.

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Families who lost loved ones during 9/11 attacks- portraits

While here in Guantanamo during 9/11 pretrial hearings, families who have lost loved ones come to observe court proceedings. They met with media today to share their views and stories. I sketched and took note; both visually and written.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

April 14th and 15th 9/11 pretrial hearing sketches

Have returned to Guantanamo to sketch the 9/11 pretrial hearings-
 first visit back since August. 
Court is moving along, but as always, the issues are not predictable. We are on break tomorrow while it's determined how to investigate a possible FBI breach in the defense team. Back in court Thursday.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

ICON8 in Portland, Oregon July 11

I am deeply honored to have been asked to speak at the Illustrator's Conference in Portland, OR this July 11th, sharing the stage with the passionately talented Victor Juhasz. Together we''ll present on 'bearing witness' - art representing the military, from courts- my work in Guantanamo-and in victor's case, battlefields and the aftermath, hospital wards.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Dreaming of Spring

After all this snow, Spring will be oh-so welcome! It's right around the corner-
officially spring as of March 20, 2014. Here's a link to the Farmer's Almanac for those of you that garden:
Farmer's Almanac Spring 2014 Weather

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Ariel Sharon

An illustration I'd done of Ariel Sharon for the AP. I am posting in an homage to the news of his passing away:

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Zora Neale Hurston

Today Google honors the birthday of Zora Neale Hurston:

I was given the honor of creating cover art for a biography of her and it was one of my favorite jobs as an illustrator. Many thanks to WH Freeman and art director Maria Epes.

In researching who she was, I read 'Their Eyes Were Watching God' and was profoundly moved. It helped to inform how I would treat my illustration of her. 

Listen to Ruby Dee read an excerpt from the audio book of 'Their Eyes' here: