Another early Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine illustration has resurfaced, again, thanks to Mr. Bruce Harris of New Jersey. Most of these early ‘pre-digital’ illustrations were lost years ago, and it is only through seeing them printed in old back issues of the magazine that I am able to reconstruct my history with this client. This was published in April of 1996, so was probably commissioned and drawn sometime late in 1995. This being my 29th illustration with this client, whom I’d worked with since 1989.
This was another illustration for the Christian Reformed Church, similar in style and layout to one I had done the month before.
Also, this month, I had a book project for Group Publishing in Colorado. Entitled “Creative Crowd Breakers and Group Identity Builders”, this project consisted of 37 black and white illustrations, of which I have no memory whatsoever. I can’t seem to find the book anywhere online to post a link to.
This month also brought in another new client, Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine. This was a full color glossy fiction magazine put out by the people at Family Circle. I had a few color scratchboard pieces for this client prior to switching over to digital illustration, and did a regular series of ‘character sketches’ for them around ’98 & ’99 before they eventually closed up shop.