Monday, January 26, 2009

buisiness and pleasure :: sex tourism

asaf :: the article published in Poz magazine discussed the different aspect of sex tourism. one of the people interview was a european woman who talked about her experience from spending a vacation in Jamaica. in this illustration i tried to convey a bit of the paradox of the subject - for one person this temporary relationship is part of his travel pleasures while for the other its just a way to survive another day. here is the process on rewind mode -

more good news from the Waltz with Bashir front - it now got an Oscar nomination for best foreign film!
i talked with Spoiler Aler Radio about Bashir, comics and illustration. audio interview here.

also, check out david polonsky's graphic novel adaptation of Israeli director ari folman’s much acclaimed animated documentary here.


  1. Oh, wow. That's a beautiful piece. Great work.

  2. your work is always wonderful !

    I personaly think the roughs number 2 & 5 were more obvious to get the idea but maybe you would have lost the background of the sex worker.

  3. Anonymous6:26 AM

    Concept #2: hilarious!!!! Great final art, by the way!

    Enjoy the Day,

  4. I somehow cant see the final version... but I can tell you.. the sketches with the guy in the glass are very very well done conceptually.
    Great work as always.

  5. I agree with Glorb, i really like composition in sketches 2 and 5, would have loved to have seen worked up versions of them.
    final piece looks great though.
    nice work

  6. Excellent illustration! It really tells a story.

    I thought #2 was hilarious too.

  7. Great job, great. his illustrations are inspiring.

    Big hug.

  8. Anonymous4:37 PM

    I love it. You have a great gift for the illustrations.

  9. Nicely done.

    Wonderful new about the Oscar nomination too. Congrats!

  10. Anonymous2:48 AM

    awesome work asaf, i love how the two worlds juxtapoze each other. it would have been interesting to see if the client chose #2, like a couple of other guys i found hilarious haha. thanks for posting the podcast, it was a super-insightful interview!

  11. very intrestic subject of illustration , personal i think its not wise to spend hollydays like that.

  12. Anonymous12:12 PM

    i watched waltz with bashir this past friday. the animation/illustrations were incredible i loved it. the ending was very powerful as well. i'm glad it's been nominated & is receiving recognition!

  13. Great illustration! I love the composition.

  14. Anonymous10:15 PM

    so fucking great! makes this Chupacabra wine taste even better

  15. When I first saw this image, I read it as if she was stealing from him. Not sure if that's what you were trying to communicate.

  16. I am a big fan of you ,
    there is much more to learn for me from each of your illustrations.