August of ’97 would prove to be the end of an era in regards to how I went about creating art. This was the last month in which I worked with art materials on actual paper, at least as far as my ‘paying work’ goes. In looking through the invoices for August, I recognized very few of the job descriptions, with the exception of these two illustrations which I have scanned and posted here. These were both for Newsday, and were cover illustrations for special supplements. The one above was for a summer music/picnic festival, and the one below was for a ‘fall arts guide’. The scanning doesn’t do justice to the colors of the originals on these, they are much more colorful and vibrant than they are shown here.