July is quickly coming to a close, and I’ve got a few pieces of summer work to share. I just finished up the ‘sketch phase’ of another Penguin book (this one on Robert Ripley) and will have a few days rest before I end up starting another book project for Baker early next week. In the meantime, I received several complimentary copies of one of the books I did last fall, on the Panama Canal, so I’ve chosen a sampling of the 80+ drawings that I did for the interior of that project to share with you now. I’ve so far done seven book projects for Penguin’s ‘Who was’ and ‘What was’ series of young reader books in the past year and a half, and below is a complete list with Amazon links for those who would want to purchase them (with the exception of one of the books, I have been primarily involved with the black and white interior illustrations).
In addition to the work on the current book project this past month, I’ve also done several assignments for some of my ‘shorter deadline’ clients. Below are some pieces for Barrons, Wall Street Journal, The Chronicle of Higher Education and Alfred Hitchcock’s Mystery Magazine that I’ve done over the past few weeks.
I’m having a feeling that August and September are going to be a logistical nightmare, with a planned trip to the Wheatland Music Festival and a week in Ireland, and two books to put to bed in the middle of it, but I’m hoping I’m wrong.