Had a bit of downtime, so have been working on my Krampus card for this year’s holiday mailing. I have been doing various designs on this theme since 2009. In Bavarian countries, Krampus was St. Nicholas’ demonic counterpart, who would take away the naughty children to his lair and whip them with a switch. I am considering doing a ‘boxed set’ of several of these designs in the near future.
A pleasant holiday in Chicago (the first celebrated at my son’s house, since his marriage in August), and now back home catching up on some quick turnaround work. Above is an illustration for the Chronicle of Higher Education, and, since these things tend to go in streaks, another ‘Uncle Sam’ themed illustration for a new client, The Common Reader for Washington University in St. Louis (a portrayal of a prison craft store purchase of an Uncle Sam figure made out of scrap metal parts).
I also finished up another fiction illustration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine this morning (pictured below).
And here’s the finish for the sketch I did earlier this week. Another ‘Final Word’ illustration for Hudson Valley magazine. Below is another rough sketch for an upcoming Alfred Hitchcock assignment. (final due sometime after Thanksgiving)
A rough sketch for an upcoming illustration for Hudson Valley. Had a busy weekend with my own band, with shows on Thursday and then up in Traverse City on Saturday, so still a little high on performing anyways, which made this one fall right into my sweet spot to start out the week.
This was a book that I illustrated earlier this year, and I recently heard from the publisher, who shared this image of the cover design. This was a project that I was very excited to work on, as I was a ‘Watergate Junkie’ back in the seventies at the ripe young age of 12 years old, watching the hearings on TV in the afternoon, following the developments in the newspaper, and even checking the massive “Watergate Tapes” book out of the library when it was published (also a big fan of the book and movie version of “All the President’s Men”). So, when they approached me with this project, I couldn’t have been happier. Looking forward to seeing the finished product when it hits the bookshelves. (and once the book is published, I’ll be sharing the interior illustrations here, so stay tuned)