Summer 2014 illos!


I was asked from Giovanna Maselli ,who is a NYC-based writer/editor for renowned magazines, to be a part of a project for the Rockaway Peninsula in NYC, called “Rockaway Summer“.

This project was with David Selig. Klaus Biesenbach from MoMa, Patti Smith and other local people are also involved, as well as V Magazine’s team headed by Cecilia Dean.

The poster was about Rockaway Summer will act as a guide for locals and visitors on events happening throughout the peninsula, but also on hidden treasures like its local flora and fauna, local people.

Hope my poster helped the awesome project!


A pair of squeaky hunting boots for Outdoor Life‘s August issueJR-4352-final

Proto Magazine: Massacuusetts General Hospital Dispatches From the Frontiers of Medicine’s Summer 2014 issue Link


Eastbound & Down illo for the latest Grantland Quarterly

JR-DB-final02A deflated basketball for today’s Grantland Link


Yu Darvish and his translator for Grantland Link


IMG_2338The use of antibiotics in farm animals for the NY Times Op-ed Letters Link

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Controlling your smart home with one hub for the NY Times Business Link


_mi-illustration-now-5_04472-179TASCHEN‘s Illustration Now! 5 finally hits stores! Here’s a spread about me and my work. green

The last illo for a monthy collaboration project with one of my good friends Aram Kim. Link

** Thanks very much to all my ADs who work with me in this cool summer 2014!**

New York, Cincinnati & San Francisco

JRoh_JC_final03IMG_2031Here’s my fourth piece of one-day quick NY Times Letters illo which was done in about five hours. (Get a call in the morning, sketches by lunch, finals before dinner) I was happy to draw about NFL Super Bowl 2014, and congrats to Seahawks dominated Broncos, 43:8!

Thanks again to AD Alexandra! Link

JRoh_horse_final1559543_240236829483346_1036205869_oThis is a quick NY Times Book Review illo about books of horses. Thanks to AD Nicholas! Link


I worked again for Cincinnati’s spot illos with AD Grace, and here’s six portraits of RUB adopted sons & daughters.


And the below has the beauty products that P&G “OUGHT” to be making – P&G Hometown-proud Products. It was super FUN to create imaginary products!

0102030405061506165_10151914867144327_179599168_oJR-4245-final_fixedLastly, I made a gold medal for the San Francisco Magazine’s Feb issue. Thanks to AD Ron!

Thanks again to all the three different cities’ ADs for the nice directions!!

happy halloween!


A piece I did for today’s NY Times Business section about the human body is in data overload. Thanks Minh for the fun direction! Link


The ‘Fold me Up’ book was delivered to me few days ago, and I was happy to finally see my vegan cootie catcher inside! This is a book of paper fortune tellers (for adults!) published by Perigee, a Penguin imprint, and will be sold as gift books at places like Urban Outfitters. Congrats to Michelle Taute for releasing another awesome book, and I bet it’ll be a great Christmas gift idea! You can purchase it online here


Urban windery tour map for Willamette Week Link

416282356_370JR-4145_final01JR-4145_final02JR-4145_final03JR-4145_final04JR-4145_final05JR-4145_final06Another set of spot illos for Cincinnati Magazine’s November issue ‘Cheap Eaters’.

Hope you enjoy these all!