Thursday, December 15, 2011

The Phantom Limb

This book cover illustration (cover design by Melissa Arnst) was done for William Sleator and Ann Monticone's novel, "The Phantom Limb", Published by Abrams Books.

About the book:
Isaac is the new kid in town. His mother, Vera, is in the hospital with a mysterious illness, and the only person left to care for Isaac is his distant grandfather. Friendless and often alone, Isaac loses himself in his collection of optical illusions, including a strange mirror box that he finds in his new house, left behind by the previous tenants. Designed for amputees, it creates the illusion of a second limb. Lonely Isaac wishes someone would reach out to him, and then someone does—a phantom limb within the mirror box! It signs to Isaac about a growing danger: someone who has murdered before and is out to get Vera next. The only way Isaac can solve the mystery and save his mother is with the help of the mirror box. But can he trust the phantom limb?

Please check here for more information about the book!

The other news is that the book cover illustration I created for David Ward's novel, "Between Two Ends", has been accepted into the Society of Illustrators 54th Annual Show (Book Category)! It is always such a great honor to be included along with many talented artists. Many thanks again to Chad and Melissa for the incredible projects! Thank you for reading, and more to come soon!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Scouting Magazine

Fall has finally arrived here in Tokyo and it's definitely my favorite season of the year! This piece was done for the September/October issue of Scouting Magazine. The article was about minimize the fallout: whitewater tips that may save a scout or scouter’s life. Thanks for reading and more to come soon!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

The Progressive 2

Here is a piece I have illustrated for the September issue of The Progressive. It was for a first-person article by a women married to a transgendered man. The article can be found here. Many thanks to Nick again for a wonderful project to work on! Thank you for reading and more to come soon!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Save Your At-Risk Volunteers

My apologies for the lack of updates! I'm currently in Japan and finally finished setting up my studio! Tokyo is still very hot and I wish fall would get here soon...

Here is a full page illustration I worked on for the August issue of Associations Now magazine. The article was about saving at-risk volunteers: When engaged volunteers start to disappear, it's time to assess how your organization is working with them, as well as find out how to keep your volunteers from going missing and repair relationships gone wrong. Thank you for checking and more to come soon!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Forever

I had such a wonderful time at FANEXPO this year, and thank you so much for those who came by my table and say hi! I hope you enjoyed the show as much as I did!

Here is the book cover art I illustrated for 'Forever' by Maggie Stiefvater, published by Scholastic (Please check her website for more information about the book). This book is the last sequel to the wolves of mercy falls trilogy. The concept for the image was same as the last book, using only flat shapes and 3 colors. The AD has such an amazing sense of design and I'm truly honored to be able to work with him for this series. Many thanks to Chris again for a wonderful project to work on! Please check here for more information about the book. Thank you for reading!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

EANEXPO 2011

FANEXPO 2011 is almost here!! The show runs for 4 days from August 25th - 28th at the metro toronto convention centre. It seems that the show has been growing bigger every year! I'll be sharing a table with my friend, a talented illustrator, Juan Carlos Solon! If you are in the area, please come visit the show and say hi!

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Communication Arts Magazine: Fresh

Many thanks to Communication Arts for featuring me in their "Fresh" section of the current July/August 2011 issue!!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Reimagining Japan

I was fortunate enough to be asked to illustrate an interior piece for a book "Reimagining Japan: The Quest for a Future That Works" by McKinsey & Company.

About the book:
In the aftermath of the earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis of March 2011, Japan has become a bigger part of the world's consciousness than it has been for years. But Japan also is grappling with other problems that, over the long run, pose a much greater challenge to its national well-being than the devastation in Tohoku.... How can the country compete with a rising China? Cope with a fast-aging society? Deal with its enormous debt? Rediscover its entrepreneurial verve? Regain its position as a leader in technology and innovation? In Reimagining Japan, McKinsey & Company, the world's top management consulting firm, asked more than 80 global leaders and experts to consider these questions.

http://www.nipponnomirai.jp/en/

Please check out the book if you get a chance! Thank you for reading and more to come soon!!

Monday, July 4, 2011

The Progressive

Here is a piece I have recently worked on for the July issue of The Progressive. The article was about canceling abortion coverage: In states across the country, Republicans are making it illegal for private health insurers to cover abortion.

Monday, June 13, 2011

Spies at War

I'm very sorry for the lack of updates! Here is a piece illustrated for the July issue of Popular Mechanics. The article was about how the CIA is becoming more militarized. It was such a pleasure to have another opportunity to work for them again! Thank you for reading, and more to come soon!!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Wild Wings

Here is a book cover I have illustrated for Gill Lewis' debut novel, "Wild Wings", published by Simon & Schuster.

About the book:
There's a secret hidden on Callum's family farm nestled in the forest, above the dark waters of the loch. Callum and Iona make a pact to guard the secret together and keep it safe from harm. From mountain peaks and glittering lochs to vast skies and mangrove swamps, the promises made by Callum will change his world forever...

Fortunately, I was also asked to do 10 b/w interior illustrations as well! Here is one of the images I worked on:

The book will be available in store on May 24, 2011 (as far as I know, Canadian and UK editions are titled "Sky Hawk"). Please check here for more information about the book! Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Power Transmission Lines

Here is a piece I have illustrated for Uphere magazine a while ago. I'm actually not sure if the image was appeared on the magazine. The article was about Power Transmission Lines in the northwest territories in Canada: to fix the power grid and run power around the east side of the great slave lake, people would need to construct massive towers, 30 stories high. The place is popular for fishing, camping, and kayaking.

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Between Two Ends

Here is a book cover I have illustrated for David Ward's new fantasy thriller, "Between Two Ends", published by Abrams Books.

About the book:
When Yeats and his parents visit his grandmother's creepy old house, Yeats reunites a pair of pirate bookends and uncovers the amazing truth: Years ago, Yeats's father traveled into The Arabian Nights with a friend, and the friend, Shari, is still stuck in the tales. Assisted by the not-always-trustworthy pirates, Yeats must navigate the unfamiliar world of the story of Shaharazad--dodging guards and tigers and the dangerous things that lurk in the margins of the stories--in order to save Shari and bring peace to his family.

The book will be available in store on May 1, 2011. Please check here for more information about the book! Thank you for reading and more to come soon!

Monday, April 4, 2011

Clouds of Uncertainty

Here is a piece I have recently worked on for the latest issue of Golf World magazine. The article was about a cloud of uncertainty surrounding Japan golf tours: With the country still reeling in the aftermath of a devastating earthquake, the Several women’s tournaments have already been canceled and the beginning of the men’s season after the Masters is also in doubt.

I would like to say thank you so much for supporting the relief efforts in Japan! And I sincerely hope all the people in Japan will recover from the disaster soon.

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Leave Those Kids Alone

Here is the last piece illustrated for the April issue of The Atlantic. The article was about leave those kids alone: childhood is more than merely a springboard to adulthood. I really enjoyed working on these series and I'm glad I was able to come up with images I'm happy with! Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The Ivy Delusion

Here is another piece I have illustrated for the April issue of The Atlantic. The article was about parents going crazy in the process of getting their children into an ivy league school. Thank you for checking and more to come soon!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

The Tiger Mom

My apologies for the lack of updates! Here is a piece I have recently worked on for my dream client, The Atlantic! I was fortunately asked to do three illustrations for the books section, Amy Chua’s book 'Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother'. I'm posting sketches along with the final this time, so I will be posting 2 more finals soon! Many thanks to Katie. It was really great to work with you! Thank you for reading!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Communication Arts: Fresh

I'm very pleased to have been featured on Fresh at Communication Arts! Please check out the interview here if you get a chance! Thank you so much everyone at Communication Arts!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Change Champions

Here is a full-page illustration I have recently done for the February issue of Associations Now Magazine. The article was about change champions at Beta Theta Pi: One hundred seventy years of tradition is a big weight to carry during a governance change effort. Rather than bow to the pressure, the leaders of Beta Theta Pi recruited volunteer champions to lead the charge for change. Many thanks to Beth for letting me illustrate a monster in the piece, and it was indeed a great project to work on! Thank you for reading!

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Society of Illustrators 53: Book and Editorial Exhibit

As mentioned, two of my pieces will be showcased at the Book and Editorial Exhibition. The show will be held at the Museum of American Illustration at the Society of Illustrators January 26 to February 19, 2011. I'm incredibly honored to be included along with so many amazing and talented artists! Please check more information here. Thank you for reading and please check out the show if you are in the area!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Happy New Year!

I'm sorry for the lack of updates... Things have been busy here and didn't have a chance to update my blog! I know it's a little late to say happy new year, but I hope everyone had great holidays! Here are some sneak peek images of book cover illustrations I have recently worked on. They will be available in store in May. I will let you know more information about the books as the release dates get closer! Thank you for reading and best wishes for 2011!