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.
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.
This was for a story in the New York Times travel section about the writers road trip around Florida.
This was a fun feature for a story about the last hermit found living in a forest in Maine. He had been living a life of solitude for 27 years or so in the forest. Surviving mostly by stealing from houses near by. Finally found and arrested.
This was a little different for me. I really enjoyed this opportunity to tackle a story with a little more serious tone to it than I normally get. A lot of the illustrations I’m hired for tend to have a humoristic slant to them. This was a story told by a Grandfather to his young Grandson about a particular moment in the Vietnam war when he had to kill a man. At times, the story got rather intense. It was a great experience. I’d like to take on more jobs with serious subject matter occasionally. It’s a nice challenge for me.