Smokelong Quarterly Illustration

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For those of you who may have missed it, I did a spot illustration for a talented  and creative writer, musician, and colleague of mine: Daniel DiFranco. He wrote an immersive short story titled The Moon is a Wasteland, about a boy unlucky in love. He asked me to do the illustration, which I have colloquially dubbed "Loopin' Moons." It's a quick and thoughtful read, and I recommend you take the time to enjoy it.

On a personal note, this piece is an important stepping stone for me, as it was done almost entirely digitally. I am forcing myself to use my tablet more and more so that I have more weapons in my arsenal. I am pleased with the illustration and am still convinced I'm going through a "Blue Period" of my own. I am looking forward to illustrating more editorial and short-form styles, and hope to get more jobs like this in the future.

Flannelpalooza Chuckoachella - Comedy Event

Below are a few shots of my illustration for the comedy event "Flannelpalooza Chuckoachella," a mock-grunge band event in Philadelphia. The illustration was spotted on philly.com, and t-shirts were made. It's always fun to do an illustration and then play "eye-spy" around the city looking for it.Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 12.22.50 PM Screen Shot 2015-06-14 at 12.36.21 PM FORWEB_flannel_72dpi