June’s Cartoons

Carus Publishing, Cobblestone, Gemini Publications, Metro Detroit Parent

I had several cartoon assignments this month from a local regional magazine client, both for their ‘city’ magazine and for their ‘parenting’ publication. The above portrait of Richard Nixon was for a humor column, and the illustration to the left was for a health care column talking about the ‘healing power of magnets’.

Below are a few more illustrations for the same client. A piece on protecting your child’s teeth from different ‘sports injuries’, and below that an illustration about grown children who move back in on their parents. Additionally, I had an illustration regarding ‘funding for college’.

I had a few cartoon assignments this month from one of my children’s magazine clients. The one to the left went with the ‘pioneer’ issue (other illustrations to be found in the ‘scratchboard’ posting this month) and went with a ‘puzzle’, and the two illustrations below went with a recipe for ‘johnny cakes’ a popular frontier recipe.

Other cartoon assignments this month came from my agent, for a Michigan regional parenting magazine. The black and white cartoon below was about ‘cliques’ in school (there was an additional figure seen from the back that was being ‘excluded’ but I haven’t bothered to include it here – HA – excluded again!), and the ‘house on a hillside’ illustration below that was another for the same client (I think).

June Scratchboard Assignments

Carus Publishing, ChronicleHE, Legal Times, Newsday, US Catholic

The above illustration was for a midwest catholic publication. A rare color assignment from this client at the time (it would be more common in later years).

One of my children’s magazine clients had an issue devoted to ‘frontier life’ this month, and I had several illustrations on this and related topics. Some were in scratchboard, and others can be found in the ‘cartoon’ posting for June. The above two page spread acted as a border for the opening text, and I’ve included a couple detail images below.

The two bookend illustrations below were for another article in the same issue.

The illustration above was for an east coast legal newspaper. The editor was obviously a ‘Get Smart’ fan. Below is another assignment for the same client, this one something to do with William the Conqueror and the language changes that were brought across with him.

The above illustration, for an educational magazine client was about the seeming importance placed on football at colleges and universities. Below is an illustration for the real estate section of an east coast newspaper client.