Picking Up Steam?

Chicago Magazine, ChronicleHE

An unusual summer for me. The past few summer seasons have been unusually slow, but there has been a slight upward trend around here coming into the 4th of July. I had just finished up a large book project earlier in the month, and it now looks like I may be starting up another in the near future for the same publisher. I also heard from a new client this past weekend, Chicago Magazine, for whom I did the illustration above on ‘alternative medicines’ (and I was pleasantly surprised to find them choosing ‘my concept’ over their original idea of a ‘patient in gown in a hospital corridor’). Then while I was awaiting the approval on the sketch for the above piece on Monday, I got a call from one of my regulars looking for a rush job to accompany an article about the recent Supreme Court decision, which ended up being two rush illustrations by the time the dust settled (both are pictured below). Hopefully this trend continues.
And on the music front, my band finished up vocal recording this past weekend, and I’ve begun putting together the final mixes for our upcoming Sophomore CD release. Hope to have these in hand by mid to late July.