7.06.2009

He Lives...


Hi guys,
sorry for a few weeks without posting, but like I mentioned I went away to Glastonbury, then I actually needed to make stuff - rest assured, there will be alot of posts this month - and stuff im happy with too. This'll start it off - my second Village Voice cover. The article was about this FBI informant who would..."convince" (with gifts, pestering, promises of money etc) fairly normal people to become part of terrorist plots. In the particular case of the story, bomb planting - then obviously he sicks the Feds on them. Its seems alot like entrappment because these people wouldnt have exactly commited these crimes without his cohersion, yet they DID commit these crimes. The AD and I eventually landed on the idea of a cutaway of a bomb with a rat inside - the wick being the rats tail. Really liked the metaphor and this idea
I also like the way the particular AD seems to push me, I get images Im really happy with.
Thanks Ivy, and thanks everyone for stopping by!!!
Pete

8 comments:

mark said...

Great image Pete, really striking.

Daniel Hertzberg said...

Boy, what a complex article to illustrate. After reading your description, I'm sorta baffled how I would illustrate that. No idea whatsoever.
But a rat trapped in a bomb really illustrates that perfectly! The bad-assery continues!

Juan Carlos Solon said...

YES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

DOC said...

the way you handled the rat reminds me of stenciling, big time.

pete ryan said...

thanks guys!
Dave, i think thats what i was going for - atleast, i've been trying to make graphic elements more graphic and not graphic ones less. just seeing where i can take my work and still have it look like mine.

Nimit Malavia said...

Really great image buddy!

Hyein Lee said...

Wicked idea and awesome art work! Rat in a bomb... nuts.

Michael Byers said...

fantastic. I love it. You Rock.