Another quick little piece for Grantland today. This illustration accompanies an article about new frontiers in basketball analytics made possible by SportsVu technology. It’s a really interesting read by my friend Kirk Goldsberry, check it out!
I recently had the opportunity to paint a large interior mural for a basketball art exhibition in Cambridge, MA. The show (titled In the Paint) was the result of a collaboration between Double Scribble and Voltage. This mural went up in just a tick over 3 days- I think it came out a-ok.
New illustration for Grantland Quarterly 6, on sale now! This accompanied a Bill Simmons article about the unlikely friendship forged between Bill Russell and Kobe Bryant, leadership styles, and their wildly divergent paths to NBA immortality.
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.
I got such a positive response to my baseball windup series that I decided to apply the same concept to great jump shots. Reggie Miller is, appropriately, the first to bless this ongoing pictorial celebration of the most distinctive shots in NBA history.
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.