Unless otherwise indicated, all posted images were drawn in either room #22 or room #23 of the Schott Center in Santa Barbara, CA, the earliest pieces dating back to the fall of 2007. Poses range in length from 45 seconds to twenty minutes. Most were were drawn with some form of charcoal on butcher paper, and are roughly 3' x 4'. There's some graphite as well, and some ink sketches, which tend to be a little smaller. All images are also clickable for a closer view.
I am an author, screenwriter, essayist, and teacher. My novels – The Monsters of St. Helena, Perlman’s Ordeal, The Chess Garden, and Boone (co-authored with Nick Davis) were all New York Times Notable Books. The Chess Garden was also selected as a PW Best Book of the Year in 1995. I have written two books for Young Readers, Caesar’s Antlers, and Beastie, both of which I illustrated. In 2009, I released my first memoir, The Brotherhood of Joseph, and in 2005 received a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship for John the Baptizer, which was published in 2009 by W.W. Norton. More recently, my work has appeared in Central Park: an anthology (Bloomsbury USA,2012), and The Good Book (Simon & Schuster, 2015), and I have established my own imprint, Star Pine Books, both to manage my own backlist and to field newer titles of more particular appeal, such as Beastie and Asmodeus.