RESEARCH ELEMENTS: WLA LIBERATOR SCHEMA

April 24, 2012

Below are a few things that proved instrumental in engineering WLA Liberator piece. Firstly, blue prints of the Harley-Davidson flathead and knucklehead engines, circa 1942

Some of the books:

…and models…

RECENT ILLUSTRATION: OC WEEKLY COVER

April 24, 2012

Here’s how it looked after it was given the art director treatment:

Here’s what I sent them:

Here are a couple of influential images:

RECENT ILLUSTRATION: NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED

April 24, 2012

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #88

April 24, 2012

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #87

April 24, 2012

BELIEVER MAGAZINE SCHEMA: PROGRESS

April 13, 2012

Here is the completed comic episode for the Believer schema depicting the discovery of the Stroker engine as experienced by C.B.Clausen and Gil Armas, circa late 1940’s. This comprises approximately one-third of the entire Believer piece, but took an incredible amount of research to make accurate. Special thanks to Bill Rodencal, conservator at the Harley-Davidson Museum, and especially Jim Wagner at Doc’s Harley-Davidson in St Louis for helping me understand a passage from Bill Hayes’ “The Original Wild Ones: Tales of The Boozefighters Motorcycle Club”, in which an interview will Gil Armas describes the process of “inventing” the Stroker engine.

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #86

April 13, 2012

RECENT ILLUSTRATION: NEW YORK TIMES OP-ED

April 13, 2012

BELLIGERENT PIANO WEEKLY STRIP, EPISODE #85

March 27, 2012

RECENT ILLUSTRATION: SEATTLE WEEKLY COVER

March 14, 2012


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