PACKAGING & ILLUSTRATION


WARTELLA understands the art and power of proper packaging, his artwork has been used to wrap everything from DVDs to candy. Wartella has conceived and created jacket artwork for best-selling books and albums, t-shirts and clothing, and his illustrations have appeared in dozens of publications throughout the world.

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FOUND anthology jacket art

Now available from Touchstone/Fireside is FOUND magazine's new literary anthology, "Requiem For A Paper Bag" edited by Davy Rothbart, featuring cover art by M. Wartella, and essays by Seth Rogen, Miranda July, Sarah Vowell, Devendra Banhart, Dave Eggers, and many more. No personal or community bookshelf is complete without this endearing classic. GET YOUR COPY TODAY!

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Big Tips Candy Collection
THE BIG TIPS CANDY COLLECTION Jumbo retro gift box comes filled with 15 kooky candy bars and one novelty coloring book. Featuring artwork by Wartella. Give Grandma the Goo Goo Cluster!  
New York Press Paint By Numbers Kit by M. Wartella
REAL PAINT-BY-NUMBERS KIT Promotional giveaway for one of New York Press' annual "Best Of" issues. In befittingly cursed fashion, note the "street date" on the bottom of the box.


"CHEW ON THIS"
Hardcover Book Jacket
Jacket artwork, concept and design by M. Wartella.
"Chew On This" by Eric Schlosser & Charles Wilson features cover artwork, concept and creation by Wartella, and quickly became a #1 New York Times Besteller.



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Chew On This

BELOW: Drawing given to author by elementary
school student inspired by CHEW ON THIS.

Beatrice Art


MAGAZINE & GLOSSY ILLUSTRATION



Specializing in hand-drawn imagery, lettering, digital painting, custom typography, freaky visuals, etc.


EAT cover
PROMO ART (2008) for glossy Dining Guide advertising insert, Baltimore CityPaper.
Wartella Placemat Art
SPIN | PULL-OUT PLACEMAT (2009) Activity page with fake ads by M. Wartella. 


Keith Richards / Billy Idol in SPIN
SPIN
REBEL YELL (2006) Full-page cartoon from SPIN magazine featuring Billy Idol, Keith Richards, and The Rolling Stones. This is the cartoon that was mentioned in Page Six.

 
SOUTHERN BBQ ROAD MAP (2006)
More "pulled pork" from Stuff magazine.
Inquire about the special reward to anyone
who can prove they've visited every spot .


 

Harper's Bazaar

DOLCE & GABBANA:
FASHION SUPERHEROES

In 2005, the pop art sensibilities of M. Wartella were tapped by Harper's Bazaar for this truly bizarre multi-page photo spread featuring super-model Naomi Campbell and uber-design duo, Dolce & Gabbana.

Wartella created word balloons, visual sound effects, and other weird cartoon props for the layout.

EDITION: March 2005



Comic art by M. Wartella

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SUMMER TOUR MAP (2008) Stuff Magazine.




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Interview Magazine comics by Wartella
Interview logo SUCE$$ STORIES Throughout 2003, artist M. Wartella created a series of full-page color comic strips for Interview magazine. For each installment a celebrity was interviewed about their big break, then the story was transformed into a classic cartoon.
SCRATCH 'N' BURN A few years ago, Vice Magazine spent a whole lot of money on this scratch-off gimmick cover art for an issue devoted entirely to their mail room guy.
Artwork © M. Wartella

ALT-WEEKLY NEWSPAPERS
Here are a few of the literally thousands of illustrations and covers I've done for "alt-weeklies" across the country over the past dozen years. Remember when you read stuff in papers? Ahhh, the heady days of old...
Retro Santa by M.Wartella


operation Bill Richardson
OPERATION BILLAlibi
hustle $ escrow
HUSTLE & ESCROWCityPaper
SF Weekly
KOOKY KOPSSFWeekly
Film Fest Frenzy
FILM
supplement
Cannibal Carny by M.Wartella
CANNIBAL CARNY
Alibi
Bomb Pop City Paper
BOMB POP
CityPaper
don dohler
DON DOHLER CityPaper




KIDS PLAY NYPress Summer Guide




SUPAFLY
SFWeekly

Bruce Campbell
EVIL DEAD
Alibi
Anarchy
ANARCHY U.
The Pitch
Cute Gum Drops by M.Wartella
GUMDROPS
CityPaper
Devolution
DEVOLUTION
Westword


Vintage-style postcard, art by M.Wartella



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