Very busy couple of days this past weekend. Spent most of Saturday working on the upcoming hush hush book project, but still found time to take a long bike ride to clear my head before a marathon 4 hours of playing music with the Jukejoint Handmedowns at a bar in Belmont that evening. Got to bed around 3, then woke up at the crack of dawn on Sunday to begin work on an involved ‘What’s Wrong’ picture for an upcoming back cover of Highlights. Got it done by the end of the day, and then crashed for a long night’s sleep. You can see a larger version by clicking on the above image, or you can see the revised version in which they had me change the ‘bird man’ to just a bird this morning for some reason. Back to work…

Contentedly Busy

Business North Carolina, WSJ

This continues to be one of the best couple of weeks I’ve had all year, with regards to workflow, and I’ve still got a full weekend ahead of me. My postcard just hit the mails this week, so hopefully this trend will continue over the remainder of the year. The above assignment was a front page illustration for the Journal for this coming sunday’s edition (the ‘chalkboard’ will be filled with various bullet points) that I finished up this morning (though I expect there will be slight alterations here and there before the day is out). And below, is a cover illustration for Business North Carolina that I finished up on Wednesday. A little different than my usual style, but it was interesting trying to work out all the details in this complex layout. (with both illustrations, you can see a larger version by clicking on the image)

Busy Spell Continued

Red thread

Continuing to burn the candle at both ends this week. Aside from a daily quota of illustrations for an upcoming book project, I also am managing to squeeze in regular short deadline assignments. The illustration above was a cover illustration on ‘fantasy football leagues’ for Red Thread magazine. (click on the image to see a larger version)
Pictured below, is a quickie logo illustration for a friend’s tee shirt design company, for a theatrical production of ‘A Christmas Story’. Now back to work…

Busy Spell

Boston Globe, ChronicleHE, US Catholic

Have been experiencing a busy period over the past couple of weeks, which is a nice change of pace from the majority of 2011. In addition to the large project that will be occupying my time for the next month or so (which I’ll be posting examples of next year sometime when it gets published), I also had an assignment from a new client last weekend, The Boston Globe (pictured above), and another long horizontal essay illustration for the Chronicle (pictured below), and larger versions of each can be seen by clicking on the images.

I also got a call from a client I hadn’t heard from in a while (though I did a book project on the side with the Art Director earlier this year), US Catholic, with a semi-humorous fiction piece (pictured below). Several more large projects coming due this week and next, and I’ll post when I get them done.