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).