Piece for Dime Bag 4 show in brooklyn, curated by Jordin Isip
Full unfolded version to follow!
A few months ago I had the chance to make an illustration of beardy Spanish soccer star Alvaro “The Beast” Negredo for the World Cup issue of the beautiful and lushly designed 8x8 Magazine. Last night I attended the launch party of the issue, and found my piece, along with that of superstar and buddy Jonathan Bartlett, were displayed in a nice gallery setting. Big thanks to ADs Priest+Grace!
In the commotion of the last week I forgot to post this full page I did for wired magazine a while ago. It’s about *GASP* pinball tournaments.
Back in January ESPN magazine contacted me to make several illustrations for a story they were reporting on about Cuban exile boxers. The images ended up not getting used, but I had a lot of fun with them as boxing is a hobby of mine and I also grew up in Miami which has a significant Cuban exile population.
The story had a pretty ambivalent view on whether one particular boxer’s new found “success” in America was all that it had promised, and I tried to reflect it in this opener. I was also pretty excited to coin the nickname “Slamma from Havana”—no one calls him that but they should.
"He’s my age; just twenty. Kinda fat, but strong underneath."
"Love at first sight"
"Yeah, something like that."