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one number

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Hey, there. How’s it going. Loooooonnnng time no talk.

Yours truly has just been plugging away at work and trying to save up to take some trips this summer. And, in the meantime, another front page I put together made the Newseum Top 10!


Credit for this one really belongs in large part to the Times’ David Wright for the illo. I wish I could have worked even more white space onto the front and played it up larger, but ….. you take that you can get, hmm? :}


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April 12, 2013 at 3:43 pm

the bachelor is terrible

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Remember that illustration I posted last week? (look immediately down) I showed it to the big man at the studio (Hi, Nathan), and he liked it enough to send it on to someone else …. and it wound up being featured online by Charles Apple!

Man, is it sad, but hey, is it cool! Thanks, Nathan! Thanks, Charles!

And hurrrrrr it is again, for the pleasures of your eyeballs:


…. the one thing it did make me realize, unfortunately, is that my old school-period portfolio is still online and is being linked to. D: Egads!

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February 26, 2013 at 11:00 pm


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Today’s front page in Monroe, La.:


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February 14, 2013 at 10:12 pm


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Take a look at this page from this past week (one that I am particularly proud of, but that’s another story):


Zoom in on that photo of Biden and Obama …

Barack Obama, Joe Biden



It’s not, like, an exact match, but. Still. All I could think of while working.

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January 18, 2013 at 1:19 pm

do i look like a rapper?

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So you know I blabbed about my job a while back … but I just updated my portfolio with some clips from the past few months here! Here’s a preview of some of the pages I’ve done for The News-Star in Monroe, La.:



See my entire portfolio of work here!

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January 15, 2013 at 8:28 pm

tricked me once again

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Brainstorming – or utilizing the pasteboard, really – in Jazbox is not what one would call easy. I was going to write up an entry about my creative process …. but I just can’t.

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January 12, 2013 at 10:00 pm

little dream

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Guys. GUYS. This is crazy!

The page I designed for The Monroe News Star made The Newseum’s Top 10 Pages today! WOAH. This is crazy exciting. Here it is:

And here’s a link to see all of today’s top pages (I believe it refreshes each day). Here’s a link to the hopefully permanent post on the Newseum’s facebook page so you know I’m not bluffing, oh ho ho.
Did I even tell you all I had started my new job? As of October, I now work at the Gannett design studio in Des Moines, working on Louisiana papers (Monroe is my #1). There should be more to come! Looking forward to showing you all the things I’ve been working on.

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November 16, 2012 at 3:22 pm