Thursday, July 20, 2006

Politewinter



Here's a new drawing I did that was just posted on Polite Winter. There was no preconceived sketch or idea, a bit of stream-of-consciousness. I was going through the series of panels on Polite Winter and noticed some recurring motifs; perhaps there's meaning and order to these nightmarish images after all.

In other news, I'll be at Comicon for the Eisner awards on Friday. I'll also be doing a signing at the Dark Horse booth at 4:00pm on Saturday along with a special guest.


Saturday, July 08, 2006

Teen Drinking and Croquet

> Teen Drinking and it's effects on the brain. Front page of NY Times Science section, 6/4/06. AD: Kelly Doe.

A bit of a rush job -- the staff at the NY Times wanted a 'graphic novel' approach to the subject. I proposed to show the life of one red-headed kid, from the first discovery of his parent's liquor cabinet to his days at college.



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Poster to benefit the Penfield Children's Center/commissioned portrait, acrylic on paper, 22 x 30", printed size: 30 x 40".

Cramer Krasselt contacted me to create an image for a benefit at the Penfield Children's Center, where prints of the image will be auctioned off while patrons play croquet at a bowtie event. At the same time, the VP of creative at Atlantic Records contacted me about creating a portrait of her two daughters, and I told her about the Penfield project. I don't usually do portraiture, but this seemed like a good opportunity to raise more money for the charity by asking her to donate the cost of the painting to the event as well. A nice example of synchronicity.

Sorry for the lack of updates on jamesjean.com . . . been working on projects for Fast Company, Best Life, Runner's World, Gyro, Nike, Paramount, WB Records, and something for the city of Seattle.