Another installment of the comic project I’ve been working on in my spare time this past year. Here’s a link to the site, which has many of the older strips, plus some personal essays by the writer, and some artwork and design that I had a hand in on the website.
As usual, you can see a larger version by clicking on the image above.
Had a new client call up this week with a cover illustration due at the end of the week. The Weekly Standard, a political editorial magazine needed an image of a scenario for the upcoming election. (you can click on the image above to see a more detailed version) I’m always interested to hear how new clients hear of me, and this was a call that was prompted by a postcard I had sent out earlier in the year (link here), which has been one of my more successful postcard mailings with regards to new clients generated.
I also had another ‘blog illustration’ for an ongoing project I’ve been involved with this fall, and I finished off the week with another Wall Street Journal spot illustration (pictured below).
Been experimenting this week. Trying to reinvent myself with some new style approaches. I started out the week with a caricature of John Hamm from TV’s “Mad Men”. Not a huge stretch as far as style goes, I’ve done caricature before, and this was a mixed media approach similar to one that I used for a paper doll project this summer, but I tried to push the ‘sketchiness’ of the colored pencils a bit more than I usually do in this one. (You can click on the picture above to see a larger more detailed version)
I also started out the week with an ‘aches & claims’ illustration for the Wall Street Journal. I’ve been doing these for about 9 years, and at one time these were a weekly assignment, but they’ve grown more and more infrequent in the past year.
I also had a barter project that I’m doing for a friend (pictured above). I also landed a new client on Monday, a national political magazine on the east coast, so I’ll be spending the remainder of this week working on a quick turnaround cover assignment, and hopefully, in the downtime, working on some more style experiments.
Another comic strip that I’ve been collaborating on with a partner as a side project. As usual, you can click on the image above to see a larger version. These are posted at a site that also includes essays that I’ve also been doing quick little cartoon illustrations for (pictured below is last week’s illustration).
Finally starting to see the end of the tunnel with this flu that I’ve been down with for the past two weeks. Felt much better today and had a few projects to finish up for the weekend. The illustration above was a quick turnaround assignment for the Wall Street Journal, and the full page illustration below was one for Associations Now magazine.