Forgotten Lessons: For St. Louis Magazine

This was an interesting assignment. I enjoyed the challenge but definitely didn’t enjoy the subject matter. I was almost sick to my stomach when reading about this dark time in East St. Louis. It’s another eye opening moment in history that reminds us to just love one another and treat EVERYONE with love and the respect we’d want for ourselves. You can learn more at Wikipedia or just Googling 1917 race riots in East St. Louis.

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New illustration for Portland Monthly

This was a really fun piece I did for Portland Monthly mag. It was a tribute to the year the Blazers brought the NBA championship home. Fun looking at the historical footage. There’s also a cool documentary about the team. 

New Illustration for Newsweek Magazine

This was for Newsweek magazine’s “Two Numbers” column where they either compare two numbers or just talk about two different numbers. In this one it was all about the exciting, way too long awaited, opening of the National Museum of African American History and Culture. The first number is 101, the years since black Civil War veterans first called for a national space to celebrate African Americans. The other number 34,000 is the amount of items you’ll be able to see in the museum. Not sure about you but I really would love to visit this museum. Thanks again for the good people at Newsweek. Always great to work with.

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New illustration for Smithsonian Magazine

This was such a fun piece. It’s always cool to be able to do an illustration where you have to do some research into the story. Love this job. It’s also really cool when you find out that your illustration is in an issue of the magazine along side so many talented other illustrators. It’s always an interesting gig. This one was about an adventurous trip down the Colorado River with John Wesley Powell in 1869.

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