Tweet Dreams was a project that ran from 2013-2014. Greg Kubin began collecting dreams that Twitter users had posted to their accounts. He made a master list and commissioned me to make cartoons out of these dreams. Some of my favorites are featured on this page.
Dogs on Skates
Slugs on Holiday
Metropolitan Waterworks Museum
Some commissioned coloring pages for Boston's Metropolitan Waterworks Museum's Family Day, 2016.
Modern Selkie: SVA Book Project
Modern Selkie was my 2017 book seminar project at School of Visual Arts MFA Illustration as Visual Essay program.
From the school’s website announcing the show opening:
“School of Visual Arts presents “The Song of the Selkie,” an exhibition of work by first-year MFA Illustration as Visual Essay students enrolled in the program’s Book Seminar course, curated by faculty member and alumnus Viktor Koen.
This year’s short story selection, “Song of the Selkie,” by award-winning author Gina Ochsner, weaves an intricate contemporary myth around characters departing on the pursuit of happiness, salvation and existential closure. The artists took many unique turns as they each created their own series of illustrations describing, evoking or hinting at the story and its themes. Themes including the Selkie legend, motherhood, love and loss, the existence and role of divine beings, struggling with one’s own body image, coming of age and coming undone all functioned as springboards to develop structured bodies of images without limitation in concept, medium or form.”
For my project, I wrote and illustrated a modern day publication directed at selkies, the mythological seal creatures who live double lives as seals and as humans. The book can be seen as a long form humorous metaphor for the immigrant experience, displacement, and interracial and intercultural identity. It was also just a way for me to draw a lot of cartoons. Here are some pages from that project.