I am an illustrator living in New England. I post daily drawings here Monday-Friday. For more information, including selected clients, awards, and shows, check out my bio. I've got prints etc for sale online here and here. Check 'em out and buy tons of stuff!
Doritos recently teamed up with the It Gets Better Project to raise money to fight anti-LGBT bullying. When you donate $10 to the campaign a bag of limited edition Rainbow Doritos is sent to you. The campaign was so popular that the Rainbow Doritos sold out very quickly.
Even though it’s hard to believe someone would be upset by this, republican presidential candidate, Mike Huckabee is furious. He has called on Christians to boycott all snacks made my Frito-Lay. He’s the worst.
This drawing was inspired by some professional football players standing up in support of gay marriage — I didn’t see this coming. Baltimore Ravens linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo spoke out in support of a Maryland ballot initiative that would legalize gay marriage. Maryland state delegate Emmett C. Burns Jr. wrote to the Ravens owner asking him to “inhibit such expressions from your employee.” Minnesota Vikings punter Chris Kluwe was angered by this attempt to suppress freedom of speech as well as frustrated with the fact that it’s even a debate as to whether same-sex couples can get married. His frustration led him to write a rather epic letter to the politician (you can read it here).
Here’s a short passage from the letter: “I can assure you that gay people getting married will have zero effect on your life. They won’t come into your house and steal your children. They won’t magically turn you into a lustful cockmonster. They won’t even overthrow the government in an orgy of hedonistic debauchery because all of a sudden they have the same legal rights as the other 90 percent of our population—rights like Social Security benefits, child care tax credits, Family and Medical Leave to take care of loved ones, and COBRA healthcare for spouses and children. You know what having these rights will make gays? Full-fledged American citizens just like everyone else, with the freedom to pursue happiness and all that entails.”
So I ask you, dear viewers, how could I not draw “lustful cockmonster”? I have to say, it’s amazing to see people you wouldn’t expect standing up for same-sex marriage.
Today President Obama announced his support of same-sex marriage. I’m really happy that he did this even though it’s not necessarily going to help him politically.
“Every single American — gay, straight, lesbian, bisexual, transgender — every single American deserves to be treated equally in the eyes of the law and in the eyes of our society. It’s a pretty simple proposition.” — President Obama
After starting his career as a graphic designer at award-winning studios in New England, Chris accidentally became an illustrator. He’s pretty happy about that. This strange transformation was a result of his daily drawing project that he started in late 2007, in fact he’s still posting a new drawing every day.
Chris holds degrees in Visual Communication Design and Art History from the Hartford Art School at the University of Hartford, where he is currently pursuing his Masters Degree in Illustration. He has been the recipient of Gold Awards, Silver Awards, Excellence Awards, Judge’s Awards and the Spirit of Creativity Award from the Connecticut Art Director’s Club as well as BoNE awards from the AIGA and a Silver Award from Gaphis. In addition his work has been published in numerous books and publications including Print Magazine and Communication Arts. His client list includes; Converse, Nike, Chronicle Publishing, Boston Magazine, McDonalds, Scholastic, Harvard Business School Publishing, Warner Music Group, Republic Records.