Before Summer goes…

Hello Fall!

I’m back from my long, but mostly work vacation in France, and got a new studio in the Upper East Side, New York. I’d lived seven out of ten years in the UES, and I missed this neighborhood so bad, so finally I’m back! And it feels soooooooo good! Hopefully better work and life will be created here? 🙂

So here’s a set of portraits for Billboard Magazine‘s August #26 ‘Fall music preview’ issue. I hope you figure out who’s who.

Many thanks to AD Patrick!




This one was for Atlanta Magazine‘s September issue, and it’s about Pirch. Pirch became my dream shop ever since I drew this piece!

Thanks AD Tara!


And this photo I got from AD Len from Nautilus Magazine! I’m glad to see they were enjoying my book!

One copy of this books was at last week’s NY Art Book Fair at the MoMA PS1, and was on a Desert Island‘s table! And surprisingly, I heard from Gabe it was sold in 30 min!

I’m glad and wondering who bought my book so quick, so please let me know if you are the one! 🙂




And lastly, here’s my work up on Rockaway’s Bathhouse at Riis Park. Thanks for the nice photos and hope people enjoy there like the same as my work!

Thanks for reading! 🙂

Hello Fall!

To celebrate NYC Honey week, my poster for Rockaway Summer became a six square feet photo booth at Rockaway Beach 97th! I just simply drew a bee for it, and people made look even better and fun!

See all the photos HERE. Thanks again to Giovanna!

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‘Barn to Bun’ for Atalnata Magazine’s September issue!


Two Numbers section illo for Newsweek.


NYT Travel section illo. Glad to work again with AD Shannon!

BluecokeBonus – A blue coke for Miss Eggplant!

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!**