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Two full page illos for Houstonia Magazine’s Kid’s Health Supplement. Story about how a new glue was used in a brain surgery to stop hemorrhaging. 

AD Chris Skiles

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New addition to the shop tools. #gouache #painting #illustrator

New addition to the shop tools. #gouache #painting #illustrator

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Some personal work in progress.

Some personal work in progress.

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Happy Presidents Day from Mr. Precedent.
Revamped a piece that I did years ago for the Design for Obama book.

Happy Presidents Day from Mr. Precedent.

Revamped a piece that I did years ago for the Design for Obama book.

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Lots of finger pointing going on at the Syrian peace talks in Switzerland.

Lots of finger pointing going on at the Syrian peace talks in Switzerland.

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Getting there. Time for some photoshop work. 

Getting there. Time for some photoshop work. 

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Creative Quarterly 33 Runner-Ups! The water tower piece, “Autumn Springs,” was done as part of my MFA (graduating in July!) and the deer head, “The New Hornographers,” was a cover done for the Dallas Observer and Houston Press.

Thanks to all the judges for the thumbs up!

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More recent work, this time from art director Miche Ratto of the Miami New Times.

The story is about a controversial short-tempered drag queen who was murdered when answering the door at a friends house while not in drag.

It was really tough coming up with a concept that could cover all or most of the issues in the story so we ended up going a more general route and I snuck in a bit of the murder detail into the tear.

This also ran as the cover for the Broward Palm Beach New Times.

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Catching up on some recent work form a few weeks back.
Fall Arts Guide cover for the River Front Times art directed by Tom Carlson.

A fun and simple one for the new season. Hello fall!

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Other Work In Progress: getting some drip splat blobs together for a party.

Other Work In Progress: getting some drip splat blobs together for a party.

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Work In Progress: Using the crap out of the stroke gradient tool in AI CS6 for some drag queen eye shadow.

Work In Progress: Using the crap out of the stroke gradient tool in AI CS6 for some drag queen eye shadow.

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Why I still have Illustrator CS4 installed - so I can experiment with dynamic drawing tools in Scriptographer like this.

Why I still have Illustrator CS4 installed - so I can experiment with dynamic drawing tools in Scriptographer like this.

Here’s to a more perfect union.

Here’s to a more perfect union.

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Today, it is rain.

Today, it is rain.