Cover Illustration for Penguin Books

I was excited to receive my copies of the recently published “The Book of Destruction” by Anand.

This is the first cover illustration I’ve done for Penguin Books and I’m very pleased with how it came out! The illustration is based on one of the stories in the book, The Tailor, in which elaborate outfits escape from a tailor’s shop and take over bodies, in a macabre, magical-realism sort of way.

"Book of Destruction" by Anand

The original illustration:

BOD Cover Illo

Art in Print Journal Review

The latest issue of Art in Print featured an article that kindly mentions my Struwwelpeter artist book.

Written by Courtney R. Thompson, the article covers the recent “Pulled, Pressed, Printed” exhibition at EXPO 72 Gallery. The show featured various Chicago artists and spaces, including Spudnik Press, where I completed the book during the artist residency.

Art in Print, 'Pulled Pressed Printed' ReviewArt in Print, Vol 2, No 2

Photos from residency exhibition

Many thanks to everyone who came out to the opening last Saturday! It was lovely to see so many great friends and meet new ones. I am so grateful for the lovely and warm reception.

The exhibition will run through September 1st, at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative in Lincoln Square.

Below are some of the prints on display.

Strange Mad Song, 2012
Strange Mad Song, screenprint and woodcut, 15″ x 22″

This is the finished woodcut series I’ve been working on. The cover and story are screen printed on the outside cover (click for larger view)

Man Is Not A Bird, full suite, 2012
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, print suite of ten woodcuts

Man Is Not A Bird, print suite front & back
‘Man Is Not A Bird’, front and back with silkscreened cover wrap, 11″ x 15″

In The Forest (MINAB Series), 2012
In The Forest, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″

The Kill And The Departure (MINAB Series), 2012
The Kill And The Departure, from ‘Man Is Not A Bird’, woodcut, 11″ x 15″

Woodcuts continued…

I have been carving and printing away at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative, getting ready for a solo exhibition in July… Here are some sneak peeks :)

block carving
block carving

ink station
ink station

print process
proofing block

here is process from a narrative print series I’ve been working on…
block forest process print

drying rack prints

Residency printing

A quick update on my artist residency at the Chicago Printmakers Collaborative

I wanted to a series of relief woodcuts based around a story I wrote some time ago. When I finish, there will be ten woodcut prints and a story page. Overall, it has been a slow, learning process, but it is exciting to see it start coming together.

woodcut no.4, print
detail of printed page, The Physician

woodcut no.4, process
block detail

drying prints
prints drying

Cover Illustration for KOSHKA

Wrap-around cover illustration for Koshka, an upcoming magazine published by my friend Kaitlin Kostus, focusing on art and culture of the former Eastern Bloc.

‘koshka’ = Russian for cat

glisic, koshka cover
2-color cover to be offset printed

glisic, koshka ink
original ink drawing

Struwwelpeter: larger prints

I decided to make some of the illustrations from Struwwelpeter as individual screen prints.
All prints are limited editions, now available through etsy.

Preamble
Untitled (Preamble), 12.5″ x 18″, screenprint

Fidgety Philip
Fidgety Philip, 11.5″ x 16″, screenprint

Inky Boys
Inky Boys, 11.5″ x 16.5″, screenprint

Struwwelpeter
Struwwelpeter, 11″ x 16″, screenprint

‘Trunk Show’ print for TEN x TEN

trunk show 10x10
Trunk Show, 2010
10″ x 10″, screenprint, edition of 275

My piece for TEN x TEN, a new collaborative initiative developed by Spudnik Press and Homeroom Chicago

About:
TEN x TEN develops the creative relationship between bands and printmakers beyond show posters. Visual artists invited a musician or band to join the project by recording an original song. Artists then created a 10 in x 10 in print inspired by the song they commissioned. The final collection features a suite of ten art prints and a ten song compilation of all new tracks.

For this project, I teamed up with the very talented Max Alexander (check out his site for more info and streaming). This image was inspired by a new track titled ‘Trunk Show’.

TEN x TEN visual artists:
Dee Clements, Kathleen Judge, Angee Lennard, Onsmith, Colin Palombi, Joey Potts, Grant Reynolds, Tom Smith, Sanya Glisic, Sonnenzimmer

Songs by:
Locks, The Late Model Races, Strictly Jug Nuts, Sky Event, Netherfriends, Nones, Christine Kick, Blasted Diplomats, Max Alexander, Jason Adasiewicz

All the prints and additional works by each artist are on display at LivingRoom Gallery (1530 West Superior Street, Chicago), through February 19th.

Struwwelpeter at Quimby’s!

Come check out my finished Struwwelpeter project at Quimby’s in February!

The event will take place at 7 pm on Thursday, Feb 10th at Quimby’s Bookstore (1854 W North Ave, Chicago)

Visit Quimby’s website for more info

quimbys

Quimby’s is one of my favorite places in Chicago. I’ve spent countless hours perusing their comics and wonderful, strange books. I am truly thankful to take part in this event and hope to see you there!

moe. NYE 2010 poster

Working on the poster art and printing for the upcoming moe. New Year’s Eve performance. This also marks their 20th Anniversary show, at the House of Blues in Boston, MA.

Finished the first color for over 200 posters last night…

moeNYE screen

1stlayer_rack

moeNYEposter_1stlayer