Saturday, March 28, 2015

Friday, March 27, 2015

Dig Magazine

Here is an illustration I did for the March issue of Dig Magazine on Francesco Petrarca.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Thursday, February 19, 2015

Wedding Cake and Cookie Cutters

These illustrations are for the February issue of Odyssey Magazine.  While I was working on them I was trying out a juice fast for the first time.  The first couple days of a juice fast can be pretty rough...I found it kind of funny that during that time I was drawing cookies and cake.  It was a fun assignment to work on anyway!

Saturday, February 14, 2015


"Cupid, draw back your bow and let your arrow go" - Sam Cooke (I may or I may not have been singing this song to myself the entire time I was drawing this picture)

***WARNING*** Go get your lady some flowers or this ValenPig might come shoot you in the booty!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Monday, February 09, 2015

Faces Magazine

I illustrated an article for Faces magazine on the Chinese Writing System.  Surprisingly this is not the the first time I have been asked to draw the first Emperor of China.  Always a pleasure Emperor Qin Shi Huang...


Sunday, February 08, 2015

SCBWI Winter Conference

I attended the SCBWI Winter Conference this weekend.  I am feeling refreshed and inspired.  It was good to see some old friends and meet some new ones.

It was a lot of information to take in and I will definitely be processing it all over the next couple of weeks.

Sunday, February 01, 2015

Cobblestone Magazine

Cobblestone Magazine celebrates Black History Month with an issue on the Civil Rights movement of the 50's and 60's.  The magazine focuses on the younger generation of that time.  I was fortunate enough to be asked to illustrate the cover.  Thank you to Deb Porter for the great assignment!

side note: Deb was one of the very first art directors to give me a shot right out of college ;-)

Friday, January 30, 2015

Appleseeds Magazine

The February issue of Appleseeds Magazine is about Marco Polo.  I have to admit that I didnt know much about this guy until I read the magazine.  The stories he told were very colorful and many of them exaggerated so I wanted to show him with his larger than life book of adventures.  The book published with his stories became famous throughout Europe which is the main reason why we all know his name today instead of some other explorer of his time.

he was a pretty interesting dude and I had fun learning about him. #nerdalert

Thursday, January 22, 2015


Metro North was having a good hair day today.

Thursday, January 01, 2015

January Appleseeds Cover

Happy New Year!

Here is the January cover of Appleseeds Magazine.  This issue is on the Industrial Revolution.  Nov/Dec was crazy busy...but I survived it!  Hopefully I can share more of the work soon.

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Sunday, November 09, 2014

Saturday, November 01, 2014

Appleseeds Cover

Happy November!  This is the Nov/Dec cover for Appleseeds Magazine. Happy 500th Birthday St. Augustine, Florida!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Appleseeds Pirates

Happy Halloween!  Here is an illustration for the Nov/Dec issue of Appleseeds Magazine.

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Odyssey Magazine

Here are two illustrations I did for the Nov/Dec issue of Odyssey Magazine.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014