Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Society of Illustrators

Right now I have two pieces in the Non-members Show at the Society of Illustrators in Manhattan, up until New Year's Eve!

drawn at Sketch Night (I forgot her hand!)

left panel by Dan Harlow
middle panel by myself
right panel by James Sisti

thanks to James for the idea :)

Friday, December 25, 2009

The man is bloody brilliant.

"Neil Gaiman Talks About Buttons"

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

in the meantime, check these out!

Tim Burton's "Alice in Wonderland"

"The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus"

I am quite a bit behind in my posts.
Survey has come and gone and I am finally catching up!

Before I begin,
(we made it!)


Here are the four doll boxes.
They changed a lot from my original impressions
of what they would look like.
And were more problematic than I thought they would be.
But I think they turned out rather well.

Red Riding Hood

I chose to place her in the forest setting.
The trees are my favorite (besides the mushrooms),
made from sticks found outside the Pratt dorms.


I wanted to focus on the grungy, maid aspect of Cinderella
rather than the princess. So I put her in a fireplace
picking up breadcrumbs.

Hansel & Gretel

This is the scene where Gretel pushes the evil witch into the oven,
rescuing herself and her brother Hansel from the wickedness
of her candied home. I had some trouble with the walls, but
the candy pattern made a huge difference.


Rumplestiltzkin is spinning straw into gold in a stone castle
dungeon. It was difficult to make the straw not look like fire.


An update coming soon about the film. Still working out the kinks.

Thumbnail from battle scene.

Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Scenes from my shadow puppet performance
"Legend of the Raven God King."

...Better photographs at a later date...

Shot the first round over break.
Will probably reshoot it in the next week or so.

Thanks to Morgan, Konrad, and the Verb
for helping me shoot it live.

Thanks to Kevin and Vika
for helping me shoot it still.


My proud Padre with his work
of art hanging on the Macy's building
in Herald Square!

Greetings 4 AM

Just sent in my slides to

((very exciting))

That said, here's some evidence:

unfinished until further notice.

Dio de los Muertos Rod Puppet,
Full Body Shot.

Dio de los Muertos Puppet, Detail.

Special Thanks to Vika for
assisting me in the voice track.
Also, thanks to Vika and Marie
for helping me perform in
the Bunraku tradition.

The "Pope" Marionette.
Performed to Tchaikovsky's
"1812 Overture."
(Look at him. He HAD to be a Pope.)
(Or at least a Bishop.)
He prays, has a heart attack,
then is saved by the will of God.
Giving thanks, he raises his
wooden marionette control as
the Catholic cross to the heavens.

According to my father, hearing this
gave my grandmother "hope."

Little does she know that I am playing around.

I just think it's funny.


You MUST see it!


SRS business.


check out this wicked entrance


I've finally finished sewing my dolls
inspired by fairy tales of the Brothers Grimm.





Red Riding Hood