Three illustrations for Arizona Highways about the Exodus Trail: in 1875, both the Yavapai and the Apache people were removed from their Rio Verde reservation in Arizona and force-marched by U.S. soldiers in terrible conditions, nearly 200 miles, to the barren desert of San Carlos. In December 2016, a group of hikers walked the same trail and mapped it with GPS. Thanks to AD Keith Whitney for the great assignment.
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 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!
I illustrated an interesting essay by Slavoj Žižek about the film Joker, for Italian magazine Internazionale.
The philosopher explains why an immersion into the dark world of Joker can cure us of politically correct illusions and simplifications, among other things.
Žižek also describes Joker's behavior from a psychoanalytic point of view, and tells why Joker couldn't be a symbol of political protest in the real world, as the character's violence has not a political intent and he's just an explosion of negativity for his own sake.
Cover illustration for American Gas about the ESG - Environmental, Social and Governance and how the gas industry is proactively addressing environmental issues thanks to an updated reporting template.
Thanks to AD Mike Vucic at The YGS Group!
Latest cover artwork for Chemistry and Engineering News, about the relationship between USA and international scientists. They have long been a key part of the US research workforce, but concerns are rising that they'll start to turn elsewhere. Thanks to AD Robert Bryson.
Two illustrations for SUNY Geneseo magazine about the connections between people and place, and how the character of a place shapes your experience there, and maybe even shapes the person you are.
Article by Merrill Douglas here. Thanks to AD Leah Balconi at LeahMedia Design.
Two pieces for Internazionale illustrating the story of writer Christian Allaire, who has been detained at the JFK airport in New York. Although his documents certify his First Nations status, indigenous peoples in Canada, some TSA officers doubted him simply because he “doesn’t look Native American”, making him fear deportation.
Latest piece for Science about the efforts to cut government regulation “red tape”, that can make researchers spending time on filling out paperwork, rather than on actually focusing on research.
Thanks to AD Chrystal Smith, as always!
Two illustrations for Monmouth Magazine about how America's school-to-prison pipeline is having a devastating effect on at-risk youth. Monmouth students have a plan to fix the system.
Thanks to AD Patrick Kirchner at Dog Ear Consultants.
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