Off With His Head!

Legal Times, Recorder


Legal Times asked me to do a ‘queen of hearts’ illustration ala ‘alice’ this month, and I jumped at the chance to do a parody of one of my favorite illustrators from WAY back, Sir John Tenniel. I enjoy these ‘style parody’ assignments, as it is a good chance to dissect how another artist works. I even parodied his distinctive signature, modifying it slightly so that it made a ‘TF’. I probably should have used a crow quill pen instead of a rapideograph in order to be more authentic, but, like Charlie Brown, I’ve always had a hard time controlling the ink flow with one of those things.

Also this month, gained a few more new clients, Sports Affield magazine, and the Recorder (a legal magazine on the west coast affiliated with Legal Times).