Tuesday, November 29, 2011

My Grandmother is a ZOMBIE!

Now that The Walking Dead is on break... I'm still confused if like it or not!
But what I do know my Grandmother is a Zombie!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011


The family will all be home soon. Closing up shop... Happy Thanksgiving, all!

I don't have a picture of a turkey ...so I'm settling for a rooster in a conductors suit.

Thursday, November 10, 2011


Jerrod Maruyama one very cool illustrator , ask me to take part in the Pixar Times Knick Knacks series. 
Here is mine Jack-Jack Parr. 
Thanks, Jerrod!

There is some really impressive work over there check it out!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

The Hook

Well, the 2011 baseball season is coming to an end.
For Trout Johnson of the Barrels the season ended along time ago.
I based the pitcher on a bunch of former NY Yankees
1) David Wells
2) Sparky Lyle 
      3) Fred Flintstone

The manager is based on the great Casey Stangel with a touch of Joe Torre with his hands in his back pockets.

Sunday, October 16, 2011

The Walking Dead

In honor of the season 2 of The Walking Dead I resurrected  this illustration I've posted before.
Not thinking I promised my son I would watch something else with him on the same time. No problem I'll just watch the premiere another night.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Mary Blair and some fall cleaning...

My wife was doing a little fall cleaning yesterday when she uncovered this beauty of a book.
It was pass down to her as a child.

Mary Blair did the cover art and the interior art was illustrated by Al Dempster and Bill Justice.
Copyright of the book is from 1947

Friday, October 7, 2011

Are You Related to A Rock Star

Just about this time last year I got a call from  Scholastic asking if I would like to illustrate a book titled "Are You Related To a Rock Star".
I'm a big music fan so this was a fun project.
What rock star would I like to related to? Geez... I love the Beatles , Paul McCartney and George Harrison would be a nice start. 
Being from NJ I would have to throw in Bruce Springsteen... and a few guys from the Fountains of Wayne!
How about you?

sketch... boy was changed to kneeing.

Monday, October 3, 2011

The Blob!

Saturday, I spent a great night listening to music from friends Don Henry, Craig Bickhardt and JD Malone at Steel City in Phoenixville PA.
To my great surprise right up the street from the venue was the original Colonial Theater from the 1958 movie The Blob! What a thrill to see it alive well and still running! 
Also if 
Don http://www.donhenry.com/
Craig http://www.craigbickhardt.com/ 
JD http://www.jdmalone.com/
are in your area check them out!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011


Summer is over! Everyone is back to work. 
New promotion piece.
Happy Fall...

Monday, July 11, 2011

The Waymores

This weekend I got to spend a little time with my buddy Don Henry from Nashville TN.
Don is one of my favorite singer/songwriters, musicians and friends. 
He has a long list of musicians that has recorded his songs and a fine collection of his own records.
He just teamed up with 2 other talented singer/songwriters from Nashville Sally Barris and Tom Kimmel as The Waymores.
Friday they preformed at  the famous Godfrey Daniels folk club in Bethlehem PA.

Inspired by the show I came home and did this for their song "I Ain't Afraid of Work". 
Next for this is to put it in After Effects and make it move and sing!!!!

            If The Waymores are ever in your area do yourself a favor and go see them!

Monday, June 13, 2011

Rivers,Roads & Rails

Over the weekend I spotted  in Barnes and Noble the latest game illustrations I did for Rivers,Roads & Rails from Ravensburger.
The original RR&R illustration was based on Europe with old styled trains,cars and buildings.
I was asked to modernize it and make it for the US market.
Rivers,Roads & Rails is a card game linking one card to a center card and creating your own network.
It was a bit of a challenge.  I had to work on a grid and make sure each and every river,road & rail matched perfectly to be cut into cards.
Well, I pick up a copy and now I need to find a little time to try it out....

Wednesday, May 4, 2011


In honor of May 4th being Star Wars day I figured it was a good time to post this doodle I did a few years ago.

Happy May 4th and go out and checkout Hal Mayforth's work!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Pollen Gone Wild!

It's that time of year when everything thing outside is covered in yellow pollen.
Our house goes through lots of Claritin and tissues!
So in honor of everyone sneezing with watery eyes here is an illustration I did for a parents magazine on hey fever.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Thursday, March 31, 2011


Opening day!
I love baseball. 
In my next life I would like to play first base for the New York Mets.
One of my biggest thrills in my illustration career was when I received a call from Major League Baseball.
I had the honor of doing illustrations for the 2008 World Series and and Playoff programs.
Each program is in the Baseball Hall of Fame! So in a round about way I made it in!

I still pinch myself thinking about that day.

Different ways players open up champagne bottles
instant replay

Shea Stadium vs Yankee Stadium

Defense stats
Baseball moves to the West Coast
K Rod vs Bobby Thigpen save record

Back in 2008 I had the plan of creating my own baseball card series of a fictional team called the Hoboken Hackers.
The idea was to send these oversized promotional postcards (8.5x5.5)  as a mailer.
The one and only card I made was  the Hackers aging slugger Crash McGee.
I sent one to an art director at MLB. Mailers do work!

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Happy Saint Patrick's Day!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!
I don't have a leprechaun illustration on hand , will a green troll do?

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Be True to Your Teeth

Illustrating teeth plaque! The fun keeps rolling in!
A series of illustration on dental care.
Sweets No Good!

Run Plaque Run!
Crewing sugarless gum when you cannot brush.

Drink water!

Visit your dentist twice a year for a checkup.
This is our son with everyones favorite dentist Dr. Carbone!

Friday, February 11, 2011

I've been drafted by Dribble.com

I have been drafted by my nephew Shawn Collins a talented web designer and artist to take part in Dribble.com. Dribble.com seems to be a twitter like site for the creative field based on basketball. I will keep you posted on how it goes. If you care to take a peek here is the link to my page http://dribbble.com/MikeMoran_illo.
this is my first post 

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Feb Promo Card!

Here He Comes to Save the Day!
I just sent out a new batch of promo postcards today. Just in time, isn't the postal rate going up this month?

Monday, January 31, 2011

Our Gym is Closing!

Our gym is closing down!!!
The place that I visit at 5am in the morning. The place I use the elliptical and try to lift weights!
The place where some got busted for homemade steroids...

The Year of the Rabbit!

It's the year of the rabbit and the year of snow in the East Coast!
Figure this is a good time to post this one with a new storm heading our way tonight!
This is from an old greeting card a few years ago.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

A Healthy 2011

 What no chicken nuggets, hot dogs and tons of sugar!!!!!
Here are a few illustrations I did for a kids health magazine on getting them to eat right in 2011.
As a parent I say GOOD LUCK! But well worth the try.

Tons of sugar...

Not so good...

Greek yogurt good...