Wackiness

Barrons, CFO, Llewellyn, Uncle Goose Toys


Had a fun little assignment from one of my local clients. He knew I was a fan of the old ‘Wacky Packages’ stickers from the seventies, so he asked me to try my hand at recreating the style and parodying one of his best selling ‘wooden blocks’ sets. For those of you who are younger and may perhaps not remember these stickers, they were madly popular during the early 70s, and sold with a stick a gum similar to ‘baseball cards’, and would parody the various product packaging of the day. (example here) I used to try creating my own versions of these when I was a kid, so it was a real treat to try it again.

Also, earlier in the week, I had another assignment for Barrons, this one having to do with the sorts of ‘bailouts’ that we’ve seen recently with the banks and auto industries, and comparing them to the sorts of funding that ‘opera houses’ receive. Additionally, I had another health care spot for the ongoing column in the Wall Street Journal (pictured below)

Over the past few weeks, I’ve also been working on a series of small icons for a new client, CFO magazine (pictured below).



I’ve also been working on a series of interior illustrations for the upcoming ‘Witch’s Companion’ almanac for Llewellyn publishing. I’ve been doing the covers over the past several years, and the interior illustrations get shared among several illustrators, and I’ll be doing about 15 of them this time around. The first five are pictured below, and more will be posted in the coming weeks as I get them completed.