Friday, December 27, 2013

Year-end cover for SANTA FE REPORTER, 12/24/13

Year-end cover for SANTA FE REPORTER
December 24, 2013
Art direction by Anson Stevens-Bollen

After checking, I see that they changed the lettering on the Pro-Life Lady’s sign. The new line is better, and I would have gladly made that change, so as always, I’m left wondering: WHY DON’T THESE PEOPLE EVER CALL ME???

It's some immutable law of Art Direction: when they want a change that sucks, they're not the least bit shy about asking me to do it, but when they want a change that actually makes sense, they handle it in-house, guaranteeing that it'll look crappy

Thursday, November 28, 2013

MAD Magazine gig from 2004

Earlier today on Tumblr, “Anonymous” asked if I’d ever done an assignment for MAD Magazine. The answer is: yes, I’ve done one job for MAD, (in spring of 2004) and here it is. These were drawings for a two page feature mocking TV “reality” dating shows, (then at the height of their popularity). 

I’d grown up on MAD, and I was thrilled to get the chance to work for the mag. While this was fun stuff to draw, it was also a lot of work on a fairly tight deadline, and by this point, MAD’s historically-generous page rates had been trimmed way back. For reasons unknown to me, they never gave me another assignment, and I haven't been too aggressive about chasing after them for more work, because the pay is just OK.

One thing I should point out: if these illos strike you as a bit racy for the pages of MAD, (largely a kids’ mag these days) don’t blame me. They asked me to amp up the jiggly-pokie stuff.

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

In observation of the big Dealey Plaza 50th anniversary, here’s this again.

In observation of the big Dealey Plaza 50th anniversary, here’s this again.
You can own a signed 11 X 14 giclee print of this image for $65. If you’re interested, 
email me at:

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Lou Reed RIP: illo for Tower Records' PULSE Magazine,1997

Lou Reed RIP: I don't think I've drawn Lou Reed more than once.
It was for Tower Records' PULSE Magazine in '97, art direction by Ned Hammad.
Here's Lou in the dressing room with fellow makeup aficionados Bono, Bowie and Elton.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Monday, October 21, 2013

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Thursday, September 26, 2013


This “BREAKING BAD” artwork was originally commissioned by The Onion’s A.V. Club for the cover of “Buy The RV, We Start Tomorrow,” The A.V. Club’s Guide To Breaking Bad, (in 2011).  Now for a limited time, signed prints of this artwork are being made available by the artist, Danny Hellman.
This is a brand new 11 X 14 full color Giclee print on archival paper, signed by Danny Hellman. This print is a must-have for fans of Breaking Bad and it’s principal actors, Bryan Cranston (Walter White) and Aaron Paul (Jesse Pinkman).
This art print is in mint condition, and will be shipped via US Mail in a sturdy cardboard mailer. This is a high-quality Giclee art print, not a color Xerox or other non-archival cheapo print. Quantities are extremely limited, so buy now!
Danny Hellman is an award-winning, internationally-known illustrator whose work has appeared in a wide variety of venues, including TIME, NEWSWEEK, FORBES, FORTUNE, SPORTS ILLUSTRATED, THE LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN, THE WALL STREET JOURNAL, DC COMICS, MAD MAGAZINE, and SCREW.

Thursday, September 12, 2013


Cartoonist and cinephile Sophie Cosette was kind enough to include me on her list of Ten Essential DVD Cover Artists. While I don't feel worthy to be listed alongside Ernesto Cabral, Al Hirschfeld, 
Jack Davis and Ronald Searle, I'm not going to argue with the lady.

Sophie opted to post the cover from MIDNIGHT BLUE VOL.3: CELEBRITIES, but in the interest of full disclosure, here's ALL the art I drew for Blue Underground's MIDNIGHT BLUE collection, 
(all drawn between 2006 and 2009). 

Those interested in checking out these discs can find most of them on Amazon, or buy them directly from Blue Underground here: