Litigation Reprint Issue


mirandawebAs promised, here’s the rest of the project for the ABA for their special Reprint issue of Litigation Magazine (along with the ‘Dogs in Court’ illustration from the previous post). This was a fun one, with a wide variety of subjects and scenarios, and all tied together with a scratchboard style and sepia spot colors just to keep things interesting. I was also given the chance to do the cover for the same issue (pictured at the very bottom with a bit more color added).










Going to the Dogs



Posted above is one of several illustrations I’m doing for the American Bar Association for a special issue of Litigation Magazine. I’ll be posting the rest of the illustrations for this project next week, but I just finished this one up this morning, and besides being a lot of fun, I was pretty tickled with how it turned out. Had a pretty slow March, but this client came to the rescue with the perfect assignment for the available time frame, and pretty much saved my bacon this month (so a big thanks to Jill at ABA!). I’m still in a holding pattern on the upcoming Dan Rather Graphic Novel, but I’ve been assured by the publisher that work will begin at the start of April.


Early November Assignments

ABA, personal, rough sketches



November has started out rather slowly. I had cleared this month deliberately, in order to make room for a large project that I was expecting to start on by this time. Still in a holding pattern at this time (but I am assured that the project is still forthcoming, so stay tuned), and in the meantime, I am taking on whatever work is coming my way for the short term. Above is the finished piece for the American Bar Association’s publication “Litigation” (rough sketch was shared in the previous post), and below is an illustration that I did for a friend’s CD cover (almost ten years ago, we had appeared together in a local theater production of “Woody Guthrie’s American Song”).


Below is a sketch for a possible magazine illustration for a former client who is now working for ‘The Common Reader’, a publication of Washington University-St. Louis (the story seems to be about a craft item purchased at a prison). In the meantime, I’m enjoying the slow pace of the last few weeks, and getting a lot of reading done. Hopefully things pick up soon.


Recent Developments

ABA, Skyhorse Publishing


Above is a spot illustration I finished up this morning for the American Bar Association. I’ve been working with the ABA since 1997 (so, just a little over twenty years, right about the time I switched from traditional to digital illustration), and their projects are always interesting and challenging. This was for a story on international law as how it may apply to businesses in the heartland of the USA. Also this weekend, a chance encounter with an old client I hadn’t heard from in a while, led to another upcoming book project. This one will be a reprint of an older children’s book with several illustrations by me, somewhat imitating the style of classic illustrator Harrison Cady. I did one over the weekend as a sample (pictured below), and I’ll give you more information as it comes across the desk sometime in June and July.


In the meantime, I’m currently working on two book projects for MacMillan, both somewhat connected to themes on the United States Presidency. I should be finishing both of those up by the end of the month, and will share some samples once they are published.

Been a busy month medically for the whole family. Our dog started us off with some veterinary surgery, then the wife had some unexpected emergency surgery, and then an extended stay at the hospital for an infection, and I finished us off last week with some hernia repair. Everybody’s starting to finally get back on the mend, and spring has arrived in Michigan with lots of rain, leaves have popped on all the trees and Summer is only a few short weeks away.