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So now that it’s over I can finally show you guys the covers I did for the Watson Washington convention this year :D

I don’t think I’ve ever drawn this many faces properly together in one place D:

Thanks @sherlock-seattle for the opportunity, it was a lot of fun!

The original 1776 box art is awful, (John Adams isn’t even on there, and as much as I love Richard, we don’t need 2 of him) so I redesigned it!

This is probably the biggest digital art project I’ve undertaken so far, but I had a lot of fun with it and I hope you enjoy it!

@sonofhistory, did I do the world’s best musical justice?

Things I learned from 1776

-Pennsylvania cannot second its own motions

-Rutledge is an asshole but he’s a hot asshole with a ridiculously cute nickname that he does not deserve

-Thomas Jefferson plays the violin

-Martha Jefferson never shuts up about Thomas Jefferson playing the violin

-Nobody likes John Adams.  John Adams doesn’t even like John Adams

-Abigail Adams is a boss

-Richard Henry Lee is amazing

-So is Ben Franklin

-Charles “done with your shit” Thomson deserves the century off

-New York abstains courteously


Hollywood Costume is now open and ready for its close-up

The Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences present the final showing of the groundbreaking multimedia exhibition Hollywood Costume in the historic Wilshire May Company Building, the future location of theAcademy Museum of Motion Pictures, at Wilshire Boulevard and Fairfax Avenue in Los Angeles. Organized by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, this ticketed exhibition explores the central role of costume design–from the glamorous to the very subtle–as an essential tool of cinematic storytelling. On view October 2, 2014 through March 2, 2015 the exhibition brings together the world’s most iconic costumes from the Golden Age of cinema to the present.

The Academy is enhancing the V&A’s exhibition and will include more than 150 costumes. The Academy’s presentation will add more than 40 costumes to this landmark show, including Jared Leto’s costume from Dallas Buyers Club (Kurt and Bart, 2013) – a recent acquisition from the Academy’s Collection – as well as costumes from such recent releases including The Hunger Games (Judianna Makovsky, 2012), Django Unchained  (Sharen Davis, 2012), Lee Daniels’ The Butler  (Ruth E. Carter, 2013), The Wolf of Wall Street  (Sandy Powell, 2013), American Hustle  (Michael Wilkinson, 2013), and The Great Gatsby  (Catherine Martin, 2013).

In addition, Hollywood Costume will showcase the Academy’s pair of the most famous shoes in the world – the original ruby slippers from The Wizard of Oz (Adrian, 1939) shown with Dorothy’s blue and white gingham pinafore dress.

Hollywood Costume is curated by Deborah Nadoolman Landis, Academy Award®–nominated costume designer and founding director of UCLA’s David C. Copley Center for the Study of Costume Design, whose credits include National Lampoon’s Animal House  (1978), Raiders of the Lost Ark  (1981), Coming to America   (1988) and the music video for Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”  (1983); with Sir Christopher Frayling (Professor Emeritus of Cultural History, Royal College of Art), and set and costume designer and V&A Assistant Curator Keith Lodwick.

Hollywood Costume will be accompanied by a full slate of exhibition-related programs including screenings, discussions with costume designers, and educational programs. Details will be announced soon.