Tuesday, December 30, 2014

You Can't Take It With You 2014

Longacre Theatre Marquee

Me at West 48th Street and Broadway

Show's about to start! 

Autographed Playbill Christmas gift from Brad :) 

Special thanks to Serino/Cone and the You Can't Take It With You Production Manager for the amazing job and an awesome night in NYC!

Friday, December 5, 2014

New and Fun Kitanai Children's Books!

First look at our new children's books coming out in early 2015! You can even pre-order them on Amazon!

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Santa

December has arrived and with the holidays right around the corner, I'm doubtful I'll get the chance to take this jolly guy to finish.  But maybe that's okay, there's something about this sketch that seems more magical anyhow– Happy Holidays! 

Friday, November 21, 2014

little kid sketches

I recently had the chance to play around a bit, in between jobs, and came up with this little guy.  Let's call him Andy.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Make your own Kitanai!

With work officially ‘all wrapped up’ on my latest children’s book series, featuring Kitanai the Origami Dog. I wanted to send out little thank you notes to those individuals that made these books possible. These guys are shipping out today! I also wanted to share instructions for making your own origami puppy. Please send any pics of your creations, I would love to be able to post your submissions!

Friday, October 31, 2014

Happy Halloween 2014!

My Sister and I created this image for my nephew’s recent birthday party.  His favorite holiday is Halloween. How COOL is that?  Everyone was encouraged to come in fanciful costume and I thought it would be fun to share today.  Happy Halloween from the whole wild gang!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

an unlikely, though welcome homecoming :)

Our new house in Cleveland Heights, about half way in between Cedar Lee & Coventry.

Spirited Fall hiking at nearby Chagrin Falls, with lots of muddy paws.

Brad and the Boys along the trail at Chagrin Falls.

The Cedar Lee Marquee, my favorite place in town.

Halloween 2014

Well we've packed up the circus and moved back to Ohio!  My partner Brad is going to med school in the area and I came along for the ride.  We've been away for a few years, but something about this place feels like coming home– always surprising for this native Floridan.  We have a history in Cleveland, we both started out here after school, met in '03 (had coffee at Stone Oven on our first date), and welcomed the crazy dogs into our lives a few years later.  Thankfully, very little has changed in the neighborhood and I suspect you'll be hearing more about it in future posts. In the meantime, it's been a fun couple of months catching up with friends and visiting the old favorite spots. Hope your Fall is a colorful one too. 

Saturday, October 4, 2014

You Can't Take It With You (odds & ends)

The show officially opened this week and it's all ready making fireworks on Broadway! These Sycamore family possessions were created to assist with television and web marketing and seem like a good indication of a pretty fun and wild show!

Friday, September 19, 2014

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

Jimmy Fallon introducing Rose Byrne.

Jimmy and Rose Byrne talking about the production.

You Can't Take It With You Playbill

The coolest thing to happen in a long time.

I just about fell out of my bed tonight when Jimmy Fallon held up the You Can't Take It With You Playbill!  As kids, I can still remember sneaking out to watch the Tonight Show with my sister Sarah and my cousin Josh. Never in a million years would that little 6-year-old me expect to see his illustrations grace the Tonight Show desk. This business isn't always easy and these moments don't happen very often, but I'm almost tearful tonight, feeling so lucky and thankful.

Tuesday, August 26, 2014

You Can't Take It With You *first preview tonight!

My poster is up on it's Broadway Marquee and the line is stretched around the block for the show's first preview!  Wishing I could be there. BIG thanks to Pat & Piper at Lindgren & Smith for this one!

Saturday, August 23, 2014

ALS ice bucket challenge

My ALS Ice bucket challenge video in memory of my Mom, Connie Christoph.

Please join me in making a donation to the ALS Association at www.alsa.org

More importantly, please call your member of congress and ask that they vote to restore critical research funding to the National Institutes of Health. It's our only hope for a cure. 

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Mercury Summer Stock 2014 - The Wedding Singer

Wedding Singer postcards spotted on Coventry Road, Cleveland Heights.

Had the pleasure last night of catching Mercury Summer Stock's last show of the season, The Wedding Singer. The refreshing and wildly talented cast and crew had us howling and nearly in tears.  Can't wait for next year and our future collaborations. Outstanding guys! Bravo!

Friday, August 15, 2014

GG9 Medal

So proud of Cleveland this week, what a town!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Pandora Destinations 2014

With the Summer travel season in full swing, I'm excited to share this first batch of silver charms I designed for Pandora.  They are part of Pandora's Destinations Collection and are now available in stores and online.  Happy and safe travels out there! 

Special thanks to Ivonne and Lisa @ Pandora for the fun work and all the lovely samples! 

Friday, July 11, 2014

Mercury Summerstock 2014

Show Poster

Promotional Banners

Mercury Summer Stock 2014 is going Hooray for Hollywood!  Their latest production, Sunset Boulevard, opens tonight!  Check out the good press this talented young theatre company is getting at Cleveland.com. Bravo guys!

Highlights - What's Hiding?

You never know who's going to come calling in this business, sometimes it's a favorite childhood magazine!  Thanks for this fun opportunity Eric, can't wait to see the children's creations.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Capitol Sketches

Drawing the Capitol is NOT easy, but I'm thankful and happy to have Owen's undivided support. Ha!

Monday, July 7, 2014

*sneak peak

A few concept sketches from a children’s book I am illustrating, it's about a 20th century pioneer in his field. More to come!

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Civil Rights Act 50th Anniversary

Martin Luther King Jr. and LBJ at the White House bill signing.

July 2, 1964

50 years ago today, LBJ signed into law perhaps the most profound piece of legislation the country has yet known, the landmark Civil Rights Act. It outlawed discrimination based on race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, ended unequal voter registration, and made racial segregation in schools and workplaces a thing of the past. Reflecting on it later that night LBJ said, "W
e just delivered the South to the Republican Party for a long time to come."

Friday, June 6, 2014

You Can't Take It With You

LOVE this hilarious and free spirited play! It's coming to Broadway in the Fall and stars James Earl Jones as Grandpa Vanderhof, the happily eccentric family patriarch. I had the incredible opportunity to illustrate the show's poster, one of the wildest and coolest things to come my way! See it and more at the official website, going live today– more to come!


Sunday, June 1, 2014

Disney Cruise Line

My take on the Disney cruise ship Dream, the largest ship in the fleet. It's part of a Castaway Club series featuring interpretations by five artists, there is a little something for everyone.  Thank you to David for the awesome opportunity, the smart direction, and for sending the lovely samples. Bon Voyage!

Friday, May 2, 2014

Once On This Island (THIS WEEKEND ONLY)

Postcard promotion we designed for the show. 
Thanks for sending Brian! Getting this in the mail, was the highlight of my week! : ) 

The local stage flourishes at Caryl Crane Youth Theatre. Check out their latest production, Once On This Island, this weekend!  If you have a second, read the show's synopsis at wikipedia here. Something about this unique island love story, set in the French Antilles, carried me away. 

-alternative design used on Facebook

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Spring Workbook and 3x3 Annual No. 10

Spring Workbook 2014

3x3 Annual No. 10

New travel-themed promo pages out there now!

Where would you like to go today?