I was asked to create a set of illustrations based on the seven deadly sins for a feature in Portland Monthly’s February issue called the “Best Night Ever” — The “7 Sinful Dates” inspired by Portland’s most indulgent bars.
In addition to the seven illustrations, I created 5 caricatures of local Portland bartenders.
I had so much fun with this project and had a great time working with Art Director, Kate Madden. The February 2014 issue of Portland Monthly is on newsstands now.
"The Perfect Party" Illustrations by Matty Newton.
I am happy to announce that I will be illustrating “The Perfect Party” in the beautifully redesigned Portland Monthly. “The Perfect Party” is a monthly guest list of celebrities, politicians, and local newsmakers. Art Direction by Michael Novak.
The January 2014 issue is on newsstands now. Check out the digital version at pdxmonthly.com.
An editorial illustration for the October 2013 issue ofPortland Monthly. The article introduces local Portland priestess, Pomegranate Doyle. Inspired by Hanna-Barbera’s opening credits to the TV classic, Bewitched. Art Direction by Michael Novak.
*Unfortunately, in error the final illustration above did not make print and an earlier concept sketch was printed. The correction will be made on the magazine’s website, and I am happy to present the final illustration here.
A Chorus Line is a 1975 Tony- and Pulitzer Prize-winning stage musical about 17 dancers auditioning for spots in the chorus of a musical. Throughout the audition process the characters are asked to speak candidly about their own lives. What is revealed and performed throughout the musical is a montage of memories and experiences which I have illustrated in my series, One: The Characters of A Chorus Line.
These 17 pieces function as windows into self-acceptance and discovery through the lives of characters willing to show us what they did for love. The series is a cumulative portrait of young dancers’ dreams, nightmares, self-discovery and angst in post World War II America.
(top, left to right) Don, Maggie, Mike, Connie, Greg, Cassie, Sheila, Bobby, Bebe, Judy.
I didn’t want to prolong this anymore, so here is my entire thesis in two posts. Thanks again for all the love, Tumblr peeps. I’ll miss PNCA and the brilliant class of ‘13. Time to get started on bigger and better things!