Happy Holidays and Other Economic Indicators

Barrons, Miami Herald, WSJ

After a slow couple of months, it was nice to have a fairly busy Christmas rush. It is also a little encouraging to see the illustrations taking a guardedly optimistic tone with regards to the economy. Hopefully this bodes well for the coming new year. The illustration above (and the ‘arrow’ spots below) were a quick turnaround project for the Wall Street Journal this week.

I also had a quick turnaround assignment for Barrons this week (which ended up getting held until the following week, after all), pictured below, and below that was an illustration for the Miami Herald.

A fairly busy week, and in addition to the projects crossing my desk, I still found time to perform some music on Monday and Tuesday, and I’ve been finishing up a series of oil paintings which I’ll be posting next week. It’s been about 5 years since the last time I got out the paints. Happy Holidays everyone and best wishes for the coming new year.

Also Runs

Miami Herald, WSJ

The piece above is a spot illustration that I did for the Wall Street Journal this afternoon. Below are a few sketches that didn’t get chosen for the same article (I actually kind of liked both of these, and may finish them up just for fun). This article was about ‘lies on resumes’.

Also, yesterday I had a rather large front page section illustration for the Miami Herald on the job market and tips for graduating college students.