This was the first assignment I had for Marriage Partnership magazine (Christianity Today). This client would eventually keep me rather busy over the next few years with a regular column gig of small cartoon spots.
This was probably one of the last of the ‘big pastels’ that I did during the period of ’88-91. After we moved to the new house (September of ’01), I did less and less pastel work that wasn’t specifically a client assignment.
These two illustrations were both for Strang Communications in July. The one above was a large horizontal across two pages, and the one below was a full page illustration. Not being particularly religious myself, I often felt very uncomfortable with how much of my clientele was of the Evangelical bent back in the early days of my career. But I really couldn’t afford to be picky at this point, and so… heavy handed bloody scythes for an article on abortion, and a lot of pulpits and crosses and churches.