jason shorr

Happy Birthday, Tom! 

In celebration of Tom of Finland’s birthday, I’m sharing one of my drawings that appears in the 2nd issue of Loverboy Magazine as part of their feature on Andy Butler. I created several scenes of Tom inspired work to interact with the photos of Andy shot by Greg Bailey. One of the most fun projects I’ve ever done! 

What you see here is just the version of my work, without Andy, so it looks quite different in the actual mag. Check out Loverboy Magazine, issue 2 for a full 6 pages of this, plus the cover! 


“Why, you ask, was I bound in chains in this cold and dismal place? Not for any mortal sin, but the wickedness of my abhorrent face!”

Figuring out how to translate the Phantom’s disfigured face has proven a lot more challenging than I expected. Here’s where I’m at so far… and yes, that’s Mads Mikkelsen in the middle of the three rough sketches. 


Some of my favorite sketches from my evening at Besame cosmetics on Saturday night. Besame is a fabulous brand started by two ArtCenter grads who make very detailed reproductions of vintage beauty products.

Saturday night, for their launch of their new cake mascara, I was present to draw tons of lovely ladies, many who came fully decked out, using the mascara itself to sketch.

So much fun!

“I remember there was mist… swirling mist upon a vast, glassy lake…. There were candles all around, and on the lake there was a boat… and in the boat, there was a man…..!

Who was that shape in the shadows? Whose is the face in the mask?”

Finally went back and finished this composition that I’d roughed out and posted *months* ago. First in a series of lots of Phantom vis dev work that I’ll be posting in the near future. I’m going back to my roots and building up my vis dev/ character design portfolio.