Illustrator Projects #2

March 9th, 2009

The Princeton University Press occasionally throws me work, and this was another such project. They needed a combination migratory map and family tree made for a book that traces the movements of the occupants of one particular farm in Massachusetts through the years. You can see it full-size in the book “Ten Hills Farm” by C.S. Manegold, available now from Barnes And Noble or

Illustrator Projects #2

Putting The ‘Fun’ In Funeral

February 22nd, 2009

One of my best friends is studying to become a mortician, and she needed ‘help’ (aka, I did the whole thing) on a sculpture of a head that was supposed to be of someone older, so as to practice facial reconstruction. She sent me some pictures of her father (who is not dead, but does qualify as ‘older’), and so I sculpted him. Really quickly. It came out pretty well, I think!

Sam Seltzer

Ribbon Doilies

February 20th, 2009

After idly doing a little of this at a party with some stray ribbon, I decided the idea had some merit, and expanded upon it when I got home. The result so far is three ribbon doilies: one meant to cradle a bowl, one as a placemat, and the other as a coaster!

Ribbon Coaster

Ribbon Bowl

Illustrator Projects #1

November 14th, 2008

The Princeton University Press occasionally throws me work, and this was one such project. They needed three ship illustrations traced in Illustrator and made generally palatable, and here’s the result. You can see the full pictures in all their glory in the book “Power Over Peoples” by Daniel Headrick.

Illustrator Projects #1

Halloween 2008

October 31st, 2008

Installment 2 in our annual tradition of stretching ourselves too thin, Eric Dohnert and I once again created Halloween costumes, this time inspired from his sketches. We were some Visiting Alien Dignitaries.

Halloween 2008