Magazine Cover

February 15th, 2011 | Posted in Freelancing

This is my cover illustration for Reason magazine’s March 2011 issue featuring California’s new (well, technically his third term but his last two were from 1975-1983) Jerry Brown. The above is the original cover with the state labels but the magazine’s editors decide we needed to drop the labels for the printed version. The article it was accompanying was about how California was separating itself from the surrounding west states politically.

Here are some of the rough concept pencils for the job… all variations on the same basic scene which was agreed on earlier:

The folks at Reason were fun to work with.


  1. Ray says:

    I just saw this on the newstand today. Very cool.

    There are certain magazines I look for to see if anyone I recognize has drawn for them, but Reason doesn’t usually use a whole lot of illustration work of your caliber. Luckily I just happen to read Reason for the magazine itself, and that’s when I saw this great cover.


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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