Jose Cruz - 214-374-4453
Baby
Baby, do you have troubles?

With the growth of broadband connections the ability to use online cameras has become increasingly common. This story concerned the use of such surveillance cameras to keep an eye on one's children.
Texas Lottery
The Texas Two Step

The great state of Texas was relatively late getting into the lottery business and a Texas Monthly Magazine investigation looked a little closer at who really wins and who really loses.
Hint: "Not you" and "You".
you're under Mars attack
You're Under Marz Attack!

This is sort of a two-parter that's more-of-the-same. This pretty picture was another cleverly-designed paper airplane that worked in concert with the illustration "Destination: Earth" you'll find about two rows down.
Sunny Side Upside down
Sunny Side Upside Down

I was asked to illustrate a story that outlined the Mexican peso's recent slide against the U.S. Dollar, so I decided to use an Aztec motif to tie all the pieces together.
Of Mice and Ticks
Of Mice and Ticks

There's an old Mexican folk tale about a rat who adopts a tick (it loses a bit in translation...trust me) and I was lucky enough to get to illustrate it.

How much does a Grecian urn?
How Much Does a Grecian Urn?

This wasn't just another excuse for another lousy pun, this was another chance to design another unusual paper airplane. Click the monocular Minotaur on the left for a look at the completed design.
Oz
Oz: Not the Prison

This one was for me, me, and only me because I've always wanted to apply my style to the marvelous characters of the Wizard of Oz....the snazzy MGM version, anyway.
Destination: Earth
Destination: Earth

This is sort of a two-parter that's more-of-the-same. This pretty pitcher was another cleverly-designed paper airplane that worked in concert with the illustration to the upper left--
"You're Under Marz Attack"
Building Bunnies
Building Bunnies is like Splittin' Hares.

This image is from a book I illustrated about Ed and Rita, two industrious bunnies who just love to build things. Even rocket ships with lots of room for long, fuzzy ears.
Driving and thinking do mix
Driving and Thinking Do Mix

This illustration as for a fascinating story about the new breed of Smart Cars heading our way. At the rate they're going, the back-seat driver may be us.

Ross Rachel Phoebe Monica

All Illustrations copyright 2006 Jose Cruz

Site by PrivateHand.com