Roles.Graphics Editor

Graphics Editor

Getting colder

This out-of-the-ordinary graphic conveyed news of Soviet power and persecution by dominating the headline with a large bear dressed up in a Russian military uniform gripping the article's borders and peering out at readers.

26 February, 1982
1 min read
El Salvador

This graphic showed Central America as dominos for a newspaper article on how the drug trade and civil war in El Salvador cascaded to surrounding countries .

22 February, 1982
1 min read
Less is more

When Oregon's Governor proposed cuts to the state's higher education budget in 1982, the University of Oregon's Student Lobby protested at the State Legislature. My editorial cartoon for the student newspaper likened their efforts to a Volkswagen sideswiping a Cadillac.

06 January, 1982
1 min read
Time to move

When the annual Civil War football game between the University of Oregon Ducks and Oregon State Beavers disappointed fans in 1981, my editorial cartoon unapologetically reduced the two teams to grade-schoolers playing dice on the 50 yard line.

15 December, 1981
1 min read
Race for the roses

This two-color graphic showed the PAC-10 mascots scrawling across the page in order of their predicted likelihood of going to the Rose Bowl.

12 November, 1981
1 min read
Board games

This newspaper graphic proposed a new diversionary board game called World War III. It was a satire of the nuclear arms race and cold war tensions being played out at the time between the US and Soviet Union.

16 October, 1981
1 min read
Fall Orientation cover

My earlier work on two-color cover pages for the Fall Preview edition of Oregon Daily Emerald student newspaper was such a success, the paper welcomed students back to campus with a beefy, four-color Fall Orientation edition using the same treatment.

08 October, 1981
1 min read
A repelling thought

This graphic used perspective to put a tiny key chain tear gas canister in the face of newspaper readers.

06 October, 1981
1 min read
The Elegant Duck

For a full poster-sized front page of the University of Oregon student newspaper's 1981 Fall Fashion Supplement titled The Elegant Duck, I gave the University's ducky mascot an air of flair by playing on the New Yorker magazine's iconic dandy Eustice Tilley peering at a butterfly.

25 September, 1981
1 min read
Fall preview cover

When the Oregon Daily Emerald student newspaper editors wanted to kick off the student year with a flashy two-color Fall preview edition, I created two full-page graphics with a collage of scenes representing campus life.

25 September, 1981
1 min read
University crucial to local business

To illustrate the extent many businesses in Eugene, OR depended on an unpredictable campus population for survival, I showed a small skinny business person barely clinging to the rocks of a narrow ledge of an alpine trail.

08 September, 1981
1 min read
The olde Oregon Trail

In this editorial cartoon, a scrawny, blinder-wearing student is hitched to an antiquated wagon of institutional bloat and motivated to slog along a wasteful muddy trail by the diploma dangled in front of his nose by a well-fed University president.

25 August, 1981
1 min read
Human locomotion

This student newspaper article introduced University of Oregon readers to hand-and-foot-powered bicycle. My graphic gave the innovation a bit more personality than a photograph.

21 August, 1981
1 min read
Typical Eugenian

My seven years of study among the upper Willamette Valley inhabitants qualified me to identify the elusive Eugenian species by several distinct characteristics in this illustration for a student newspaper article on the subject.

14 August, 1981
1 min read
TV heaven

When the University of Oregon student newspaper wrote an article on the arrival of cable TV to Eugene, Oregon, my graphic showed beer-drinking white male couch potatoes on cloud nine able to binge-watch the new programming 24 hours a day.

13 August, 1981
1 min read
Pre's trail

This article needed a map to highlight where to find a new running trail along a Willamette River park in Eugene, Oregon. My graphic gave readers a mental map of what to look for when they arrived at the trail by closely replicating the look and feel of the trail's signage.

12 August, 1981
1 min read
Liberal arts

This cartoon for a newspaper article on the deficiencies of a Liberal Arts major in a technological age showed a perplexed student looking at math scribbles on a chalk board.

05 August, 1981
1 min read
Campus thieves thrive

University of Oregon's Campus Security and Eugene City Police wanted the student newspaper to write an article encouraging students to be more active about reporting campus thefts. My graphic attempted to get the point across with humor.

03 August, 1981
1 min read
Losses increase hospital bills

Hospitals around Eugene, Oregon in 1981 were rationalizing their rate increases by pointing out their losses. Figuring readers would appreciate a sarcastic view of the situation, my graphic showed a cheery physician pointing out the obvious with a cheesy smile.

01 August, 1981
1 min read
Summer visitors

The University of Oregon generated revenue in summer by opening up its dormitories to conference attendees. My contribution to this groundbreaking space-filling news was this graphic of people with luggage in a registration line reading brochures.

30 July, 1981
1 min read
Postal Service decision

This University of Oregon student newspaper article made a big deal out of an increase in the cost of postage stamps. But a raise of two cents after ten years of 18 cents sounded more pragmatic than traumatic, so my graphic downplayed the drama and simply exaggerated the fact of the change.

24 July, 1981
1 min read
Another one for the budget

When the unlucky 13th University of Oregon president was sworn in, my editorial cartoon suggested the University's financial hole was big enough to make anyone at the party have a second, third or thirteenth drink before getting started on the job.

23 July, 1981
1 min read
Transients

When 'deadheads' inundated Eugene for a Grateful Dead concert at Autzen Stadium, the University of Oregon newspaper reported on the rise in uninvited guests freeloading off of the dorms with my invasion of privacy cartoon.

21 July, 1981
1 min read
U-Pick

As Summer produce entered full-season in Oregon's Willamette Valley, local farmers urged the University of Oregon student newspaper to write an article that helped get people out to their fields. My graphic played on the article's recruitment theme.

10 July, 1981
1 min read
Shelter parents

This graphic of a barefoot girl collapsed on the floor for the University of Oregon student newspaper attempted to capture the sense of warmth in despair created by the story's author.

07 July, 1981
1 min read
New coalition backs candidates

For this University of Oregon student newspaper article covering student elections, my flag graphic was a quick and easy way for readers to identify the topic's content at a glance.

06 July, 1981
1 min read
Area drownings increase

This graphic about water hazards riffed on an iconic movie poster of a predatory great white coming up from the deep to swallow an unsuspecting human.

26 June, 1981
1 min read
Job supply remains low

My graphic for a student newspaper article on the impacts of the national economic downturn attempted to make the numbers less boring by building on the idea of employment as a heartbeat passing through a container of different employment sectors.

19 June, 1981
1 min read
Tool library

This was my first "serious" graphic for a student newspaper article which showed a map to a new tool library in a renovated house near the University of Oregon campus. Instead of a typical street map, I thought readers might get more from a 3D aerial perspective.

06 June, 1981
1 min read
Tuition due to rise

This was the first of several articles that brought attention to tuition hikes while I was graphics editor at the University of Oregon student newspaper. It was also my first cartoon, hacked out in a crude attempt to mimic my predecessor's satirical style.

01 June, 1981
1 min read
Graphics Editor

Part time work as a member of the University of Oregon student newspaper's editorial board creating a wide range of oft experimental and opinion-laced graphics.

13 June, 1979
3 min read