As July Hurries Into August

Hudson Valley, Today Media, Westchester Magazine

videowebusageAside from the book projects I am currently working on (“Peter Cottontail”¬†and ‘What Was The Vietnam War?” – an interesting daily juxtaposition to be sure), I also had a few quick turnaround assignments from Westchester Magazine (above) and Hudson Valley Magazine (below) this week. Both these magazines are under the same parent company (Today Media), but I don’t think I’ve done any work for Westchester before this (perhaps there are two Westchester Magazines? I had a few¬†assignments for a similarly named magazine back in 2005, but with a different address). Other than that, have been gearing up for my son’s wedding in Chicago at the beginning of next month, so the days are flying by at a rapid pace.

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Winding down 2017

Baker Book House, Hudson Valley, Today Media

crossweb2Last work day of 2017. Just finished the book project for Baker that I’ve been working on this month, and am uploading them for the client as I write this. 30 black and white illustrations for a young readers edition of a reprint inspirational title. I’ve attached two samples for now from this project, but will likely await publication before sharing the rest. Below is a quick color illustration for Hudson Valley for an upcoming Valentine’s issue. I’ve got work lined up for the first month of 2018 thanks to a couple last minute jobs that came in last night as well as another book finish for Penguin and I’ll be finishing up the ‘Western Heroes’ book in the next thirty days. Hopefully 2018 is a little better than 2017, and I’ll likely be doing an ‘overview’ of the past year for my annual ‘best of’ blogpost over the weekend. Happy New Years everyone.

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Renovations

Hudson Valley, Today Media

HilarieBurtonwebAn illustration I finished up this morning for Hudson Valley of Hilarie Burton and her husband who were involved in a children’s home renovation project. (was really fighting the urge to put a barbed wire wrapped baseball bat in the husband’s other hand, but didn’t think it would fly, especially with the subject matter).

 

Midweek Update

Hudson Valley, Today Media

Still working on the Car coloring book for Dover (about 5 from the finish line at this point), and have been working on the design of the interior of my band’s CD packaging in the afternoons. Today I had a short turnaround piece for Hudson Valley magazine (pictured above). More samples later in the week.