I illustrated an article by Michael LaPointe for Italian magazine Internazionale about the story of William Lee Bergstrom, the "phantom gambler" of Las Vegas who became rich by placing single bets then vanished for years. He has reappeared in 1984 and ended up losing $1 Million, then he killed himself.
An illustration for ICAEW's Economia magazine about how devolving powers to a local level can help get local communities more involved in shaping the areas in which they live.
Thanks to AD Emma O'Neil!
Cover illustration for BBC World Histories about how the views of the Aztec people have long been shaped by accounts written by Spanish invaders and colonial settlers. If we focus instead on the Aztecs' own records, a very different picture emerges. Thanks to AD Susanne Frank and editor Matt Elton, as always!
An illustration for Monmouth magazine about the spiritual politics of TV producer Norman Lear and the cultural influence he exerted in the 1970s with many sitcoms including All in the Family, as documented in the new book from L. Benjamin Rolsky. I've portrayed here the famous character of Archie Bunker from All in the Family.
Thanks to Patrick Kirchner at Dog Ear Consultants, as always!
An illustration for Pirelli - World Magazine about how we're heading towards an OMO (Online Merges with Offline) society. Getting used to virtual life is only the first of the changes that digital technology is bringing to our world, writes author Paolo Gallo.
This week on French magazine L'Express, an illustration about the issue of self-censorship in French universities. In order to avoid students' outbursts, or out of fear of being considered "reactive" themselves, academics sometimes prefer to avoid certain subjects or think twice before organizing conferences on themes deemed too sensitive.
Thanks to AD Marie Varéon.
Latest cover and interior illustrations for Columbia Nursing about how their new telehealth initiatives connect patients with providers face to face, in cyberspace. Thanks to AD Eson Chan, as always!
Book cover illustration of "Murmur" by Will Eaves, published in Italy by Codice Edizioni as "Mormorio". Murmur is loosely based on the tragic life of Alan Turing and retraces his experience during the period of his punishment for gross indecency. AD by Silvia Virgillo/puntuale.
Latest illustrations for Internazionale magazine about mindfulness. According to Ronald Purser, this market-friendly movement could be easily co-opted and reduced to merely pacifying feelings of anxiety and disquiet at the individual level, enticing us to accept things as they are, rather than seeking to challenge the social, political and economic inequalities that cause such distress.
This week on Internazionale magazine, four illustrations for "The Anchorite Wakes", a short Sci-Fi story by R.S.A. Garcia about an anchoress who's starting to see things that suggest the world isn’t quite what it seems to be.
Recent works and news from my illustrator activity.