Film. Illustrated Walking Maps. Signs.

Illustration & Design

Secrets of the Harvard Map Revealed!!! from Skiffleboom.com

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By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

I draw and maintain illustrated walking maps throughout New York and Massachusetts.
This Harvard Map was completed in 2009.  Most of the tourists don’t pick up on it, but there are some hidden secrets scattered all over the map!
You can pick up your own copy at Harvard Square, watch tour videos here, and take the Hahvahd Tour at www.UnofficialTours.com


Harry Potter Bookmarks – The Four Houses of Hogwarts, from Skiffleboom.com

By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

Harry Potter Bookmarks: The Four Houses of Hogwarts.  I made these for you to enjoy and share.  Careful where you point that wand.


“You might belong in Gryffindor,
Where dwell the brave at heart,
Their daring, nerve and chivalry
Set Gryffindors apart.
You might belong in Hufflepuff,
Where they are just and loyal,
Those patient Hufflepuffs are true
And unafraid of toil.
Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,
If you’ve a ready mind,
Where those of wit and learning,
Will always find their kind.
Or perhaps in Slytherin
You’ll make your real friends,
Those cunning folk use any means
to achieve their ends.”
– J.K. Rowling
from Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone

Secrets of the Nyack, New York Map Revealed!!! from Skiffleboom.com

The Nyack Map, 2003-2010 – By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

I drew an axiometric map of Nyack, New York in 2003, using pens and reference photos  It’s an early Skiffleboom project, and was fun to make.  I hid monsters on the map… and now their secret hiding places are revealed!

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Secrets of the Boston Map Revealed!!! from Skiffleboom.com

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By Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

I draw and maintain illustrated walking maps throughout New York and Massachusetts.
This Boston Map was completed in 2010.  Most of the tourists don’t pick up on it, but there are some hidden secrets scattered all over the map!  You can pick up your own copy on the Boston Common, and take the Tour of the Freedom Trail at www.UnofficialTours.com


Storyboarding a Western Film, from Michael McVey, Skiffleboom.com

Film as Art
Week 02 Direct Conflict, Assignment 2
Michael McVey
February 9, 2010

“Place two characters in a scene of direct conflict. … Use dialogue as needed, and resolve the scene. Minimum length: 2-3 pages” (Hall, 12). All scripts are written in the present tense. Write what you can only see and hear. Post your assignment using EasyEdit (copy and paste from Word, but keep a back-up of your file).

For ease, just use this format:
Description of action in present tense.
Character: dialogue
Character: dialogue
Description of action


Untitled Western – by Michael McVey, Bunker Hill Community College, 2010.