New Yorker Illustration

No, no. I don’t actually have any work in The New Yorker … yet. But I did create this piece that I submitted as a possible cover.



This piece was one of the final illustrations I created while working with Daniel Fishel for a semester (the other final illustration was my Katy Perry piece). My work both conceptually and technically took a huge leap forward while working with Daniel and I am eager to start doing more editorial work as a result.

As per usual, this piece is available as a print and I have also added a few new original paintings to my shop.


Oh, and for fun, I mocked this up as though it was a real The New Yorker cover.

‘Eustace Tilley, Barista’ Chosen as a Winner of The New Yorker Contest!


A few weeks ago I posted this illustration for The New Yorker’s 2012 Eustace Tilley Book-Bag Contest. In mid-January I learned that I was chosen as 1 of the 12 winners! My work won’t be on a Strand bag, but it is currently up on The New Yorker’s site and you can read their blog post about the winners here.

The New Yorker’s 2012 Eustace Tilley Book-Bag Contest Entry


Poor Eustace. Due to a slowing economy and high unemployment rate he was forced to leave his position at The New Yorker and take a job as a barista at a local coffee house.

Last night, just under the wire, I submitted this piece to The New Yorker’s 2012 Eustace Tilley Book-Bag Contest. I don’t normally enter many contests, mainly because they tend to charge high entrance fees and/or the retain the rights to the work regardless of whether or not you win. This contest was free to enter and they only keep the rights to use the image to promote the contest. Anything else and they pay you.

Anyway, I saw the announcement for the contest last week and thought it would be fun to try. Not to mention my work could potentially be seen by AD’s and Editors at The New Yorker.

Even if I’m not one of the winners, I’m quite proud of this piece. I only wish I could have found a decent sized example of the title logo so it could look a bit more authentic. I’m confident that the people at The New Yorker can imagine what that would look like, though.

Do you enter contests? Which ones have you found to be worth the entry fee?