Last week I got to do an illustration for Bill Simmons’ annual NBA Trade Value column on Grantland- a recurring article I’ve been reading for the better part of a decade! The Lord of the Rings and the NBA playoffs make for strange bedfellows, but my inner 12 year-old had a lot of fun with the pseudo-comic book feel for this one.
Note: This image is slightly different from the one that went to print. There were a few things I wasn’t totally happy with on deadline day, but you can see the original by clicking the link above.
A selection of spot illustrations from a small book I wrote, illustrated and made entitled Southpaw: 25 Compelling Lefties From the World of Sport. The book (along with a selection of associated apparel) can (soon) be purchased through my Etsy store, linked in the left hand navigation. Check it out!
Featured athletes include Phil Esposito, Don Mattingly, Larry Bird, John McEnroe, Diego Maradona, Martina Navratilova, Wade Boggs, Kenny Stabler, Sandy Koufax, Willis Reed, Darryl Strawberry, Rickey Henderson, Pele, Bill Walton, Bill Lee, Mark Spitz, Bill Russell, Cam Neely, Monica Seles, Jim Abbott, Marvin Hagler, Chris Mullin, Lenny Dykstra, Deion Sanders and Warren Spahn.
While working on a Gingrich/Romney piece for Bloomberg last week, I was reminded of this piece that I did for The New York Times back in 2008. It’s amazing to think how much the political landscape has changed in three and a half years, while somehow not changing that much at all.