Monday, April 25, 2011

Ponca Playhouse

These are some illustrations I did recently for the upcoming 2011-2012 season of plays at the community theatre in my hometown of Ponca City, Oklahoma.

Doubt by John Patrick Shanley

"Doubt is a brilliant and powerful drama. The plot involves Sister Aloysius, a Bronx school principal, who suspecting the young priest Father Flynn of improper relations with one of the male students, takes matters into her own hands. The play is less about scandal than about the fascinatingly nuanced questions of moral certainty."

I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change
by Joe DiPietro and Jimmy Roberts

"A Musical/Comedy, The play is a series of vignettes connected by the central theme of love and relationships. Despite a large number of characters, the show is typically done with a comparatively small cast."

All My Sons by Arthur Miller

"The Post WWII story of the Keller's, a seemingly All-American family that is hiding a dark secret. There are two sons -- Chris comes home from the war, and Larry does not. Their mother, Kate, believes Larry still to be alive. It is this belief which has enabled her, for three and a half years, to support her husband Joe by concealing her knowledge of a dreadful crime he has committed."

How the Other Half Loves by Alan Ayckbourn

"The action takes place at two dinner parties given on different nights that happen simultaneously on stage. It begins with one couple having an affair and having to invent a quick alibi for a late-night out together. The alibi goes wrong, somehow another couple is involved and finally a third, probably the most innocent of the lot, and the well meaning efforts of one of the party to straighten matters out causes chaos, misunderstandings, a fight and a black eye."

Friday, April 22, 2011

Last Week at the Society

These are some sketches from last Thursday at the Society. It was a great time, and it was so great to draw while hanging out with Alison Stephen and Daniel Hertzberg. Dan did his sketches digitally (you can see them here), and Alison and I kept it old school with ink. I hope we all do it again soon.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Genus Cool Guy

These illustrations are in the April-May issue of Complex magazine. They wanted the illos to have a text book sort of feel since this section is a field guide to the different species of cool guys and includes lots of style and lifestyle ideas for guys who relate. This was a lot of fun, and I love how they incorporated the illos into the page -- thanks, Brent and Ryan!