I am very excited for next Tuesday, August 5, to get here. Art History Paper Dolls will be in stores and I can finally share what I’ve been working on for a while now!
Without sounding too Zach Braff-y here, this Tumblr community has been such a generous and safe place to take first steps at something. Somehow making a living as an illustrator started 5 years ago with some really wonky, rough-around-the-edges Arrested Development paper dolls and a Tumblr account. You guys thought they were fun enough to share, and kept sharing them. And like for so many other “creative” Tumblrers, every like and reblog since has encouraged and challenged me to try and be better. So, thank you.
All Braff-style emotionality aside, I am very, very excited to get to put this little experiment of humor, education, and interactive paper craft out into the world. If you like Art History (or hate it and want to take voodoo-style revenge for those damned 10-page papers!), you can find it Tuesday in your local bookstore and online.
Sorting out all of my prints. Here is a BIG B2 Screen print poster I made based on Benny Goodmans iconic performance at Carnegie Hall. I may dig out the stencils later as well! It’s also available to buyhere.