Sunday, August 24, 2008

Graphic Novelists - Day 31

I met up yesterday with Dave Roman and his wife, and my recent subject, Raina Telgmeir, at the NY Hall of Science in Queens.
Dave's work includes - The graphic novel Agnes Quill, the Ignatz award winning minicomic series Teen Boat, the Harvey Award nominated sci-fi Jax Epoch series, and the inspiration for the photo below, the webcomic Astronaut Elementary.


Wednesday, August 20, 2008

Molly Crabapple

I recently had a shoot with another of my favorite subjects, artist/burlesque performer/model Molly Crabapple. I've shot with Molly several times now and I always enjoy the collaboration and what we create together. The image below is an outtake from the shoot, which was for an upcoming issue of Heeb Magazine.


Monday, August 18, 2008

Maya Azucena

I did a shoot last week with one of my favorite subjects, singer/songwriter Maya Azucena. This was the first shoot for a new project I'm starting. More info soon.


Saturday, August 16, 2008

Graphic Novelists - Supplemental

A few times on the project I've played around with concepts to create something 'extra' just for fun, which I've given to the artists to use on their blogs, etc.

The image below was inspired by Mike Dawson's book, Freddy & Me, about Mike's love of Freddie Mercury and Queen. The image is a direct riff of the iconic album cover of Queen II.


Tim Hamilton is adapting a particular Ray Bradbury novel (which involves flames) for a not-yet-anounced into a Graphic Novel for Hill & Wang.


Friday, August 15, 2008

Graphic Novelists - Day 30

Nope, I'm not shooting dental ads - that's cartoonist Raina Telgemeier in the photo below. This situation is a direct play off of Raina's very enjoyable web comic, SMILE (A Dental Drama). Raina describes it as "the true story of how my mouth got messed up, and then fixed."
Also check out Raina's young adult series, The Babysitters Club, from Scholastic.
Thanks to my dentist of nearly 20 years, Dr. Jack Sherman for giving us the run of his office!


Tuesday, August 5, 2008

The Beat

Heidi MacDonald over at Publishers Weekly's The Beat did a nice write-up on my NYC Graphic Novelists projects. See it here.