Better Late than Never

Miami Herald, Self Promotion

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It is not often I get to blow my own horn with regard to awards, but I just discovered today that one of my illustrations made it into a “Best of News Design 31st Edition” for an assignment for Paul Cheung at the Miami Herald. Unfortunately, the news comes to me a little late, as I only discovered it on a google search, and this took place ten years ago in 2008. Anyhow, I always had a soft spot in my heart for that ‘wrestling bear and bull’ picture, and was glad to see it do well.

Oh, and while I’m tooting my own horn here, I thought I’d share the news that one of the books I’ve illustrated for Penguin has been nominated for a book award in Illinois (The “Bluestem Award”). The list is pictured below:

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Krampus design for 2017

Self Promotion

KrampusColor2017webuseThis year’s Holiday greeting card. I’ve been doing ‘Krampus’ greeting cards for the past 6 years and most of the designs are available on various bits of merchandise in my Zazzle store, and some of the designs have been picked up by a distributor out west who has been placing them on other bits of┬ámerchandise (lunch boxes, magnets, cups, etc). I try to experiment with different styles each year as a way of keeping myself fresh.

 

Return to The i Spot

Self Promotion

After being away for a few years, I’ve decided to return to theispot.com to bolster my online advertising. I was one of their early subscribers back when the service first became available, and I was probably with them for almost ten years, before dropping my subscription during the economic downturn.

I’ve just finished uploading 60 illustration samples, and I must say, I’ve been enjoying their improvements to the site, so far. Uploading samples has been greatly streamlined, as well as management of keywords and search terms.┬áMy plan is to change out the samples on a weekly or monthly basis (depending on free time available) so as to keep the variety fresh, and perhaps tightly focus on particular styles and subject matter on each ‘changeover’.

Directory of Illustration 33

Self Promotion

Well, the big advertising experiment of 2016-2017 is about to begin. I received my copy of the Directory of Illustration 33 in the mail yesterday, and my page looks about as I expected. The actual art buyers won’t be receiving their copies until January of 2017 (about two months away), so I am still reserving judgement on the effectiveness of this method of advertising. I received an email from theispot.com last month, and I am seriously thinking of going back to them in the coming year, but as far as this directory, I’ll wait until the end of next year before weighing an opinion. (I am on page 458)