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August 1, 2013

Post Mortem


August 2, 2013

Momentary Zen


August 3, 2013

Book Cover Illustration Idea


August 5, 2013

Flying Home


Devon came up for a week's visit and this is a quick drawing I did while we waiting for his flight home.

We didn't hear the boarding announcement and came this close to missing his flight because I got wrapped up in the drawing!

August 6, 2013

Who's News: Hasan Rouhani


Iran's new president will inherit U.S. distrust and Middle Eastern angst. WHEEEEEEEE.

August 7, 2013

Automotive Report Cover (August)


The cover article for this month's Automotive Report is about how repair shops take on insurance companies in volatile court battles that erupt over damage claims and proper compensation.

August 8, 2013



August 9, 2013

Team Logo


A friend of mine wanted to show his appreciation for workmates who teamed up for a major project. As they worked through the "mission", he got to calling his group the "Bic Brigade". He was proud of their work and thought a sardonic nod to corporate reality was in order.

August 10, 2013

Say What?


August 11, 2013

Movie Quote

My favorite line from "American Beauty".

August 12, 2013

Who's News: Jason Dufner


As I'm watching the last round of the PGA championship, I can't help but notice how this 80's refugee with the McDonald's gut and Great Clips hatchet job is whipping the course, making it whimper. He was firing at pens as if any putt over four feet was going to kill him.

August 13, 2013

Graphic Novel Cover Illustration Idea


If you haven't read this in a while, do yourself a favor and dive into the ultimate revenge saga that follows the star-crossed path of Edmond Dantes.

August 14, 2013



August 15, 2013

and now a word from Marcel Duchamp...


August 16, 2013



August 17, 2013

Momentary Zen


My good friend Douglas is up in Maine chasing the Almighty Dollar, yet he finds time to shoot the local scenes where he's residing (for the moment). He sent me this wonderfully eerie photo of moored sailboats and I thought it might be fun to add my own twist to it.

Call it an illustration bomb.

August 18, 2013

Promotion Piece


August 19, 2013

ACTUAL Book Cover Commission


British author Richard Epworth was bold enough to ask me to illustrate his new self-published book, "Bottleneck" and this is how it turned out.

And this is what Richard had to say about our collaborative creative experience:
"Having had my head inside my manuscript ever since I remember, I was stuck inside my fixed ideas of what message my cover should convey. I thought my cover had to somehow clearly reveal the message of the book. Seeing the beautiful quality and wide range of ideas in John's work on his web site, gave me the confidence to go with him and trust his judgement. This turned out to be a huge relief, as I had tried to control everything until then. With his encouragement I dared to forgo the sacred cows that had escaped from the pages onto my own draft cover, and return them safely to the pages where they belong. I now have a deliciously enigmatic cover that will lure people in. The whole experience brought back excitement into my project, (as my wife, family and friends etc. etc. will confirm!) It was such fun to have another creative individual involved, especially one who I wasn’t competing with. I’m really delighted with the final result, my only concern now is whether buyers of the book will be disappointed by the contents, my bit, but who cares, they will have a lovely piece of art to look at."

Hey Richard, you made it fun. Thanks

August 20, 2013

Say What?


August 21, 2013

Who's News: Hosni Mubarak


August 22, 2013



August 23, 2013

Book Cover Illustration Idea


August 24, 2013

Automotive Report Cover (September)


The September issue of Automotive Report is about how shop owners are collaborating to make themselves heard among auto industry movers and shakers.

August 25, 2013

Book Cover Illustration Idea


August 26, 2013

and now a word from Malcolm X...

What got my attention about this quote is how it goes against everything Martin Luther King Jr. stood for, yet, oddly enough, King was on good terms with the hot-headed radical.

How many people are waiting on HIS marble likeness on The Mall?

August 27, 2013



August 28, 2013

Theater Production Poster Illustration Idea


August 31, 2013

Graphic Novel Cover Illustration Idea


You've may have noticed the last couple of days of have gone by without a new post. Well, I've moved crosstown and I'm finally settled in, ready to get back on track. Thanks for hangin' in.


John Cox is a painter, cartoonist, and illustrator for hire. For information about purchasing existing work or commissioning new work, contact him by e-mail at john555cox [at] hotmail.com.

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