I’m officially a college graduate!

After four long and trying years, I finally have a BFA in Illustration from the University of the Arts in Philadelphia. I’m going to miss all of my classmates and amazing teachers, but I’m also proud to be an alum from such a great school. So ends one phase of my life, and I’m really excited for the next!

I was in kind of a silly spot with this Eastern State stuff…so I decided to sketch out some designs for kid-friendly bath toys in homage to two of its most famous inmates. The first one is Pep the Dog, who seems to be beloved by practically everyone who visits the old prison. And the second is dear ol’ Al Capone, looking extra round and rubber-duck-like.

EDIT: They liked the Pep one, but possibly as a dog toy. If it actually gets chosen you guys will certainly know within a few months!

I also wanted to let you guys know that I’ve been working on something that could possibly be chosen by the Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia, PA. However, until I know if they’re going to use it, I can’t share any of the art. I’ll find out on Tuesday—so expect at least some sketches then!