April Showers

National Auctioneer, Newsday

Some unusual assignments this month piqued my interest, and resulted in a trio of some of my year’s best work. The illustration above and below (the gun, and the library) were both for the same new special interest magazine client that contacted me this month with a pair of full page assignments. I had done one other assignment for them earlier in the year, and these first three assignments for this client were rather interesting, but gradually the assignments would become less so over the coming years.

The ‘urn’ pictured at left, was for my east coast newspaper client, and this was something to do with a certain ethnic music festival that they were doing a special section on. I had a lot of fun emulating the style of this particular historical relic, but with updated musical designs. A little different than my usual fare, and my creative juices enjoyed the variety.

April Scratchboards

ChronicleHE, Legal Times, Newsday, WSJ

Another ‘bear’ illustration from my national newspaper client. This kind of concept would be a ‘no no’ in about six month’s time.

Above is an illustration for one of my east coast legal newspaper clients. One of my early attempts at this president, and not a particularly good likeness. A rare chance to draw a ‘hockey scene’ though.

This above illustration on the dangers of ‘fast food’ was for an east coast newspaper client, as was the color illustration below (which I forget the story behind).

The above illustration was for an educational publication in April. I don’t quite remember the story behind this one either. (something to do with the relationship between the education professionals, and the menial workers in the offices?)