Fading Summer

Llewellyn, WSJ

Summer is fading fast, and with it comes one of my favorite late summer assignments that I’ve been doing for the past 8 years. This is a cover image for a book of Wiccan ‘digest’ put out by Llewellyn. I’ll likely be doing some interior black and white illustrations later in the year for the same book. Below is an assignment I had for the Wall Street Journal this past weekend.

August Holding Pattern

ABA, AHMM, ChronicleHE

Been a slow August so far, in a holding pattern between the sketch stage and finish stage of one book project, awaiting approvals, and waiting for the start of another book project. Meanwhile, the band has had a slow month, with various band mates on vacation, and the weather has been chilly and fall-like (very unusual for August in Michigan, which is usually muggy and oppressively hot), which hasn’t been ideal for sailing. Anyhow, doing a lot of thumb twiddling, it feels like.

I did have a rather fun assignment for Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine, which I finished up this morning. The story involved Richard Nixon and some speculation regarding the missing 18 minutes. I’ve always loved drawing Nixon, since I was about 12 years old and fascinated with the Watergate scandal, and it was a nice trip down memory lane.

Below are a few assignments for the ABA that I did last week.