Here are a few of the projects I’ve wrapped up in the last week or so… at least the ones that are okay to share at this time:
This one ended up being a lot tougher to do than expected, as the client wanted the main car on it’s own layer so he could do an animation of the image as well as a static poster. that meant I had to draw the cars parked behind the main car, as well as complete the front and back end of the main car. I also had the foreground cars on their own layer so the main car could pass behind them. The above is just the static image.
Website Logo Image-
This was a small job for a client that wanted an image for a “bad company” that is going to be featured as the example of why their company is good. I will also be doing a series of gag cartoons for the same client’s website. I’ll post a link when it’s up and running.
As a rule I do not do these, mainly because I have little time and have to charge a comparable amount to what a freelance job pays for a publication or advertising image… which frankly I don’t think the artwork is worth. However, if the interested party is willing to wait until I can squeeze it in and doesn’t balk at the pricetag, I will occasionally do something like this. The gentleman depicted waited three months for me to get this done.
MAD– My current MAD job got bumped from issue #483 and I’ll be putting it on hold while I work on a piece for “The MAD 20”, MAD’s annual look at their 20 dumbest things of the year that appears in every December issue. Articles in MAD sometimes get bumped, often in favor of some timely or hot topic piece that got put together very quickly, and regulated to either a later issue or the “evergreen drawer”. The “evergreen drawer” is a place MAD stashes completed jobs that are not of a timely nature and therefore won’t get irrelevant due to their subject matter… they are “ever green”. They can be pulled out at any time and used in case of some deadline disaster or if something doesn’t go as planned with another article. I’ve only had it happen to me twice, but I usually work on more timely pieces like TV or movie parodies. Anyway, I’ll finish the current job up as I wait for approvals on other jobs.
New Scholastic Job- Spot illustration for some of their magazines. Subject matter has to do with the elections.
Cover Illustration- That cover job I mentioned before will require a lot of redrawing as the presidential primary front runners have changed a lot in the last 12 months. This one is due later in October, so not rush (yet).
Meanwhile it’s off to the wine country in California. We will be stopping into the Charles M. Schulz Museum in Santa Rosa, and will have the pleasure of seeing the exhibits as spending some time with friends and fellow cartoonists. Pictures of the trip are promised.
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929 New profile pic courtesy of my self-caricature for the Scott Maiko penned article “Gotcha! Mug Shots of Common (but Despicable) Criminals” from MAD 550
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