Thursday, January 29, 2009

New Piece: Fergie Jousts Rafa

Here is the new piece I'm working on. It's an illustration of an article about Sir Alex Ferguson, manager of Manchester United in the English Premier League, and Rafa Benitez, manager of Liverpool. Essentially, Rafa recently lashed out at Fergie in a press conference, and the author explains that getting into mind games with Fergie, who is by far the most successful manager in English soccer, is counter-productive because he will always come out on top.

This is the sketch that I'll be working from.

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Do Not Enter

This piece is an illustration of an article about Joe Arpaio, known as "America's Toughest Sheriff." You can read about him here.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

The Boss

This piece is inspired by a certain boss that I worked for before.

Thursday, January 15, 2009

The Rolly Polly Greedy Little Boy

Here is one of the last pieces I did last year. It's an illustration of a fairy tale I wrote called, "The Rolly Polly Greedy Little Boy." Basically, it's about a little boy who loved all kinds of food but never got to eat anything good because his family was poor. One day, he stumbles upon an old fence with a magical tree and a small cottage inside. Instead of fruit, this tree grows every kind of food imaginable. The little boy finds a hole in the fence and visits every day to stuff his face full of food, but he never bothers to find out who lives in the cottage. One day, the evil wizard who lives in the cottage and owns the tree sees the little boy and chases him out of the tree. The boy goes to dive through his hole in the fence, but he's eaten so much that he gets stuck and is never heard from again.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Welcome to My Blog!

Hi Everyone! My name is Matt Leahy. I am an illustrator from Richmond, Virginia, currently preparing to graduate from VCU in May with a degree in Communication Arts. I'll be using this blog to post my work for all to see, as well as sketches, progress, and other thoughts. Check back soon!

Also, my website should be up soon at soon. Exciting stuff.