Since 2016 I have been involved with creating images of Santa Fe's iconic burning "Old Man Gloom." This unique ritual has been celebrated by locals and visitors alike at the end of summer for almost a century and I guarantee you've never seen anything like it! Click on the link for information on the history and more! 

Official Zozobra Image 2016

This is the original image submitted for the official 2016 poster depicting the 1940's theme. 

My take on Easy Rider for the 60's themed Zozobra of 2018. 

Old Man Gloom making the rounds on Christmas Eve. A cartoon for the Zozobra FB page and greeting cards.  

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     70's themed Disco Zozo for 2019.

                 Burn, Baby, Burn! 

Chile-roasting Zozobra 2017
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Zozobra roasting chiles - two iconic images designed for Zozofest 2017. Available now for your wall, signed by the artist. 

Led Zeppelin #1 album art mash-up also for the 1960's themed Zozofest of 2018. 

Aliens running in fear from this craziness we know as the Burning of Zozobra. Available as greeting cards.

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Punk Zozo, celebrating the 70's for Zozofest 2019. We mean it, Man! 

ZOZO 2020

Here is a sneak preview of Old Man Gloom for this year's Covid-19 Edition- info on prints, posters, and cards will be posted soon!