End of Year Round-up

AHMM, Farm Futures, WSJ

Well, here it is another New Year’s Eve. I’ve had a few projects over the past week or so to share, and tomorrow it will be time to round up my ‘year in review’ posting. The band is playing a private New Year’s party tonight, and I’ve got a few errands to run today, so I’ll just post these few samples and get out of here. See you next year.

Above: A Sunday Weekender illustration for the Wall Street Journal on ‘New Year’s Resolutions’ Below: A fiction piece for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine.

Below: A series of three spot illustrations for ‘Farm Futures’

Oh, and another funny story regarding my ‘Krampus’ image for this year. I’ve been posting these Krampus images to my Zazzle store for several years now, and they are frequently my biggest sellers, especially around the holiday season. I also decided, besides sending this year’s image out as a personal holiday greeting card, to send out a pile of them as promotional postcards for the business. A few days after their release, I got an email from one designer in Colorado, asking to be removed from his mailing list because he found the card ‘offensive and ugly’ (I’ve got the email saved and plan on having it framed with the card), and another asking to use it gratis on their facebook page, but so far no work. But in the meantime, the image is selling like hotcakes on Zazzle. Once I get one more done, I’ll have a total of four cards along a similar theme, and plan on test marketing them as a 4 card ‘box assortment’ (next year, I’m going to make an effort to do a ‘cute’ Krampus, as a change of pace, we can’t have people calling him ‘ugly’). Happy New Year, and here’s hoping 2014 is an improvement on 2013 (can’t get any worse can it?).

Click any of the images above to see a larger version, and if you’re interested in browsing the zazzle store click on this LINK