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

one week to go


Just one more week of Xmas shopping left, and it looks like you can still get items from my Zazzle store by next weekend with priority shipping (which they are running a special on today, by the way). Click on the ‘Santazilla Pillow’ above to be taken to my storefront, chock full of oddball assortments of Tim Foley merch.

Meanwhile, over the weekend, finished up a large project for the Chronicle, which consisted of a cover illustration and several ‘themed’ inside spots for a special supplement. (you can click on the cover image below to see a larger version)

This Year’s Krampus Card

ABA, Barrons, Self Promotion, US Catholic

Finally finished up the book project on the day before Thanksgiving (then spent the holiday in Cleveland with my wife, my son and my ailing father), and when I got home on the weekend, I worked up another ‘Krampus’ image to add to the two I currently have circulating at my Zazzle store and to send out as both personal Xmas cards and as a business promo postcard this holiday season.
Other work this past week has been for the American Bar Association (the statue image of ‘Eve’ below), for US Catholic (the ‘Betty Crocker’ cartoon, click on the small image to see details), and a piece for Barrons (the accountant with two books).

Later this week, I’ll be heading to Nashville for a short vacation in honor of me and my wife’s 30th wedding anniversary. Haven’t been on a ‘vacation’ since 2008, and trying not to get too stressed out about it.