Latest work

for a book out 2017

TV illustration

So proud of this work I have been lucky to get to do for a brand new, top secret show.

Listening and Reading

This album features my favorite era of songwriting, done by some of the best musicians working today. Danger Mouse is such a wonderful musician, producer, and visionary. The high romance of these old songs made such an impression on me as a kid listening to oldies radio stations, driving across the US with my parents... I felt like I could hear a secret world calling me home. I knew I wanted to sing songs like these. These new arrangements feel so right for the material...

As for this book, it gives me another thing I crave: it re-frames the big questions of our time in a form invented with purpose by its author, Alvaro Enrigue.


New book project excited about this new project! Can't wait to share more.

Call Me Ludwig

You are reading the blog of the new Ludwig Bemelmans of the Crescent Hotel Beverly Hills (me), and here is the drinks menu I designed and illustrated. I think it's a less psychedelic William Morris- if he was living in Los Angeles in the 1920's and became fascinated with travel to Asia. 

1920's Exoticism

Here is my moodboard for current commission. Think decadent Golden Age Hollywood 's fascination with travel abroad, in particular Asia.

Illustrator Inspiration

Whenever I hit a rough patch, feeling unworthy and untalented, I try to forget about myself and my brooding thoughts by observing someone I really admire. Beatrice Alemagna is an illustrator and author who I return to again and again in these moments. It's something in the freedom with which she expresses the chaotic yet purposeful wildness of childhood. I love the looseness of her drawings, I love her use of pattern and collage, I love her two-dimensional nod to Eastern European folk art, early 20th century Asian prints, and contemporary fashion illustration. I'm jealous of the seemingly wild abandon with which she illustrates her characters and scenes. I'm grateful that she and her art exist. Have a look- this drawing is so sweet you'll want to eat it!

gearing up for SCBWI

I'm so thrilled to say I'll be at the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI for short) national summer conference in LA in a couple of weeks. Here's a photo of my desk and new illustrations I'll be bringing(along with my portfolio):