A couple magazine illustrations for some short prose in River Styx Magazine that I got done this week. Still working on the coloring book project and should be finishing that up next week, and it looks like I’ll be jumping right onto another book project right on the heels of this one.
So, this spring I hinted at some interesting ‘Krampus’ developments in the future, and it may be time to spill the beans. I’ve signed a Distribution/Development deal with a company in California to place the Krampus designs that I’ve been doing these past five or six years (as personal Christmas Card images), on various bits of merchandise (mugs, magnets, lunch boxes, puzzles are the ones that I’ve been told about so far). I received the first of the samples this week, a box of mugs, and the advance check arrived this past weekend, so I can assume this project is moving forward, and you should be seeing these items available in the near future (I’ll post links when I have them).
My wife is a member of a ‘ladies only’ ukulele group that meets semi-weekly, and they approached me with the idea of doing a tee shirt for them. They had showed me a cutesy example of another tee shirt available elsewhere, and wanted me to do something similar. I had different ideas, moving in more of a punk direction. This a rough sketch version. Haven’t heard yet whether they hate it or not.
Another illustration I did this week for Hudson Valley Magazine. Leaving August and getting ready for September and encroaching Autumn, so it feels appropriate.
Things are starting to pick up now that the summer is winding down. Besides the ongoing ‘coloring book’ project that I’m currently working on (samples to come upon publication), and several book projects either awaiting sketch approval or promised and expecting to start any day now, I’ve also been getting a few short turnaround projects. For the past few days at least, it has started to feel like normalcy. Above, is an illustration I finished up this morning for the Chronicle on ‘Book Piracy’, and below, another fiction piece for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.