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Day Tripping with Guster’s
Ryan Miller

Check out my contribution to the SEVEN DAYS comic issue. I teamed up with journalist Sally Pollock and Guster’s Ryan Miller for a fun filled romp through Vermont’s magical NorthEast Kingdom to bring readers an exciting bit of comic journalism.

Click the image below to see the full comic at Seven Days.com︎︎





The Most Costly Journey

Presented by Vermont Folk Life Center and the Open Door Clinic this comic series documents the stories of migrant farm workers living in Vermont.

Click the image below to see the full PDF comic and learn more about The Most Costly Journey project︎︎


Media about the book:




Have a look at a recent interview I had with Creativepool︎︎︎




Razed

A collection of “bratty” stories for hip parents. Razed is an online collaboration between authors and illustrators exploring the not so glorious side of parenting.   




Return of the Ninja

“There is something terribly wrong at your friend Nada's magical dojo in Japan. Nada believes there is an ancient curse so powerful that it is killing her grandmother. YOU are a courageous and skilled ninja, but the threats to Nada's dojo will take all of your skills.” Purchase book here ︎︎︎ 


VPR Cafe: food ethics
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NNA Tapes

NNA is a progressive record label releasing high-quality contemporary music



These portraits of NNA artists were commissioned to be included in a box set retrospective of the label


Black diamond 

Premium outdoor gear since 1957



This logo illustration was commissioned to hail the arrival of Vermont's first Black Diamond store. I created it to capture both what is essential in the Vermont outdoor experience and the company. 




seven days

Vermont’s primary source for news, art and entertainment


A small sample of the dozens of illustrations I have created for the paper over the last decade 


Seagate farm

A sustainable, biodiverse, farm located in San Juan Washington 


Logo and poster design to be used in a variety of applications 




Kick-it 

Kick-it is a UK based anti-smoking organization


These large scale posters were commissioned to discourage smoking among teens 



The Design solution

The Design Solution is a UK based architecture and design firm focused on the airport and retail sector



These pieces were created as part of a promotional calendar given to clients to promote the companies work in international airports


kids vt

Vermont's magazine on parenting



A cover illustration for the Dad's issue and a spot illustration for a recent article on pregnancy in the time of quarantine


hartford children’s museum

The Children's Museum is the oldest and largest museum for children in Connecticut


These pieces were created for a display on prehistoric animals that have living relatives


salt lake magazine

A life style magazine in the Beehive State



Cover and spot illustrations to accompany an article entitled “Rouges Gallery” highlighting some of Utah’s most notorious criminal nutcases


one vessel

A drinkware company creating products that are designed to promote sustainability


Two vector designs created for a variety of reusable containers 


British asian trust

An international development organisation commited to drive positive change across the region



A visual representation of the trust’s mission to elevate people from poverty created as a pitch to Deutsche Bank

Chelsea green publishing

A leading book publisher covering, organic farming, homesteading, integrative health and sustainable living



Portriat of Sandor Katz - the crazy pickle guy

worlds fair pictures

The Day Before Christmas



Written by Leeroy Kunz of World Fair Pictures, this is a dark tale of murder, mystery and madness. It follows the story of Miles Sunshines as he confronts a family curse only to find the terrors of his own mind.



THe ends

A bunch of odds and ends done for friends and the sheer heck of it


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