More publishing work this year from the client who ‘flew me out for a consult’, and my clients remained mostly steady, some falling by the wayside for one reason or another, and others stepping up to take their place. I seemed to hit a plateau this year salary wise, and wouldn’t see a major upswing until I started going digital in the late 90s. One new client this year who would go on to be steady work for the next 15 years would be the Long Island newspaper ‘Newsday’.
My son would have been 5-6 years old this year. We took a backpacking trip to Isle Royale this summer and saw quite a few moose (this would probably be the beginning of our ‘backpacking’ years).
In 1995, I did about half the volume as the previous year, with 398 illustrations, bringing my 6 year tally up to 2, 654 illustrations.
The further back in the archives I dig, the less I seem to remember. A little more artwork survived from ’95 than did ’96, but it probably helps that I was doing a bit more publishing work, and have a few more of the printed samples still lying around. For what it’s worth, here’s what I consider the best work of ’95 (that i can find)