Out like a line

ABA, AHMM, Delaware Today

Continuing to be super busy since mid-January with no end in sight. Mostly on Book Publishing projects that I can’t show on this blog just yet due to contractual reasons (currently embroiled in a series of three paper doll books, with a couple more projects waiting in the wings mid-April). I’ve a few smaller projects to show for March (along with another one of those ‘comic strip ads’ that I’m not going to bother to display, see previous months to get the gist of it), the one above is for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, below is a piece for the American Association I did a few weeks ago, and below that is an illustration for Delaware Today that I just finished up this morning. I also have some interesting developments this past month with regards to my annual ‘Krampus Holiday Card’ images that I’ve been doing for the past several years, but I will wait to give further details in a future post.

And speaking of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine; I’ve been doing illustrations for this publication since 1989, and I am looking for back issues from the years 1989-1998 in which my artwork has appeared. If you happen to have copies in your attic gathering dust, drop me an email, and I’d be happy to make an offer on them.

Catching up with recent work

AHMM, Delaware Today, University of Virginia

Taking a quick breather in the middle of a busy day (this week I’ve been feeling a lot like the guy pictured above), to post a few of the recent samples from some of my ‘shorter deadline’ clients. I’m currently in the middle of three book projects which have been taking up most of my time for the past month or so (two are nearing the finish line, probably next week, and the other will stretch into March). Picked up a new client last week, the University of Virginia Magazine, and did a set of three illustrations for a story on Medical Residency (pictured above, and the two directly below). I also had another fiction illustration for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine earlier this week (the black and white illustration below), and an illustration for Delaware Today about the 96′ Primaries.




 

And speaking of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine; I’ve been doing illustrations for this publication since 1989, and I am looking for back issues from the years 1989-1998 in which my artwork has appeared. If you happen to have copies in your attic gathering dust, drop me an email, and I’d be happy to make an offer on them.

Home Stretch

AHMM, Delaware Today


And here we are at the final month of the year. A couple jobs from the final week of November, above is a caricature of Brent Musburger for Main Line Today Magazine (a new client, affiliated with the Delaware Today organization), and below is another fiction piece for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine (one of my oldest clients, my first assignment from them was in 1989).

And speaking of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine; I’ve been doing illustrations for this publication since 1989, and I am looking for back issues from the years 1989-1998 in which my artwork has appeared. If you happen to have copies in your attic gathering dust, drop me an email, and I’d be happy to make an offer on them.

In other news, I decided to sign up for a page in the 2017 edition of the Directory of Illustration. The postcards I’ve been sending out haven’t been doing as well at drumming up new business as they have in the past, business has been slowing down considerably, and so I’m taking a chance on a new use for my advertising dollars. Along with the page in the upcoming annual (which I have yet to design, or choose art for), the deal comes with a portfolio page on their site, which I’ve just started to fill with samples. Here’s the link to my portfolio page. I’ll keep you all posted on how this works out. (supposedly, I’ve posted a RSS link to my blog here as well, but I’m not entirely sure I know what I’m doing with that, so we’ll see what happens with that)

Changeover Period

AHMM, River Styx, US Catholic


These are a few pieces I did during the two week ‘transition period’ between when my old computer died and the new one arrived. Some of them were done on my wife’s laptop (a tricky proposition, especially with a color illustration, as it is hard to judge values on the laptop screen), and some were done half on the laptop and half on the new machine. The illustration above and directly below were fiction pieces for River Styx, below that is a fiction piece for Alfred Hitchcock, and at the bottom, the color illustration was for US Catholic.

And speaking of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine; I’ve been doing illustrations for this publication since 1989, and I am looking for back issues from the years 1989-1998 in which my artwork has appeared. If you happen to have copies in your attic gathering dust, drop me an email, and I’d be happy to make an offer on them.


Mid June Roundup

AHMM, River Styx


Continuing to work on the Coloring Book project this month (which I’ll share once the book is published), and in the meantime have a few other scratchboard assignments to share. Above is a short fiction illustration I did for River Styx this afternoon, and below is a spot illustration for the introduction page. Below that, another assignment for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.

And speaking of Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine; I’ve been doing illustrations for this publication since 1989, and I am looking for back issues from the years 1989-1998 in which my artwork has appeared. If you happen to have copies in your attic gathering dust, drop me an email, and I’d be happy to make an offer on them.

Once the book project is completed, I’ll perhaps have some extra time to work on an animation project that I’ve been thinking about, in conjunction with my band’s new CD release. It’s been several years since I’ve done any animation work, so I’ll likely have to go back and relearn everything all over again. More on this next month.