Named "genius album cover artist" by New York Magazine for his album cover art for "Ghostdini: The Wizard of Poetry" (10/16/09). His design named "best album cover" by Entertainment Weekly, Prefix Mag, Rapcypher and The Awl. The cover is loosely based on his original concept painting for an unreleased Wizard of Oz sequel.
Author of a fantasy-adventure novel "Enchanters", nominated for the James Tiptree Jr. Literary Award in 2007.