A quick turnaround assignment from Delaware Today for spot illustrations of various outdoor gear.
The “covid year” hit the band pretty hard. We were halfway through a new album, and for the most part, stopped getting together for a year or more. We’ve made some tentative steps towards getting back together, with semi-regular practices and a rethinking of our brand. One of the more exciting developments is that we’ve added a new member (after nearly ten years as a quartet), and it has recharged our batteries, and hopefully we will be back out there and gigging again in the new year. Here’s the redesign of our ‘caricature logo’.
Two page spread for Delaware Today that I finished up this morning. Fall is now officially here, so it has been suddenly cold and rainy here this week. Time to break out the donuts and cider, I guess.
My Nineteenth title in the ‘Who Was’ series for Penguin was “What Was the Bombing of Hiroshima?”, which I illustrated in 2019. It was around this time that I started noticing that I seemed to be getting pegged as the ‘sensitive subjects’ artist, as subsequent titles would indicate. This was a tricky one, with lots of crowded scenes and devastation, but I was warned not to make it too horrific to avoid traumatizing the young readers. This is the first time sharing all 80 illustrations from this project (I usually try to wait a couple years past publication before posting). Come January, I shall endeavor to post the two titles that I did during the Covid year of 2020 (my twentieth and twenty first).
Every once in a while I like to share the rough sketch phase of some of my projects. This is a two page spread for Delaware Today that I’m currently awaiting approval on before going to finish.