X-Troop lineup

This was my first ever published work, done way back in 2002. Someone was going around compiling a booklet named "KtivaTeinu" featuring local writing talent, artwork optional. The issue was overoptimistically marked "Spring 5762", and naturally faded immediately into the myths of obscurity, taking with it the first chapters of two stories I was working on (I was always making up epic stories, writing the first few chapters and then losing interest. Still haven't quite cured myself of that). The first was about a boy who moves to a new town and makes new friends via the ragtag baseball team. How original.
The second tale was the origin story of X-Troop, the superhero team you see above. Dan Broders could freeze things (power acquired by sticking head in air-conditioning vent for 2.5 hours); his older brother Carl, a telekinetic (powers acquired via envelopment in weird gas); Johnny Cone, who was devolved into apemanhood with the contents of an experimental test tube (he wears a jetpack and laserbeam helmet); and an alien ripoff of The Thing called The Tank. Et voila! Superherohood. I think it's safe to say I've progressed a bit since then.

Drawn using:
Black ballpoint pen


First Illustrator 3D pic

This was my first result of using the Illustrator program's 3D Revolve option. The assignment was to create a bowl of fruit; I would have added a banana, but the program only lets you create symmetrical items. (The pear's stem is in fact a nonfully revolved object.)

Drawn using:
Adobe Illustrator CS3


First ever political cartoon

This was my first ever attempt at political cartooning. Ironically, much of this picture's drawing style--cross-hatching, shading, eyeballs--was quickly abandoned, and did not resurface until I began working for the Post this year.
In 2007, Israel had its longest-ever school strike, which ended just after Chanukah. A wonderful "present" for the students, indeed!

Drawn using:
No. 2 pencil (sketch)
Black ballpoint pen
Black marker


Cartoon insert for the Davids family's bar mitzvah invitations

Several "nastier" versions were rejected before this gentle reminder was settled on.

Drawn using:No. 2 pencil (sketch)
Black ballpoint pen
Serif PhotoPlus 6.0


Doom Watch

  • Honorable Mention, TitansGo.net Complete Second Season DVD Giveaway contest, 9/28/06
  • Grand Prize Winner, titanstower.com Teen Titans in Tokyo DVD Giveaway contest, 3/13/07

Drawn using:
No. 2 pencils
Black ballpoint pen
Colored pencils
Black marker
Brown crayons