On the Drawing Board

August 24th, 2007 | Posted in On the Drawing Board

In the freelance world, it’s often feast or famine with regard to work… either you’ve not nothing or you are swamped. Currently I’m edging into the ‘swamped’ department:

MAD- Just got a three page job for issue #483. It’s not a movie or TV parody, but it does have a number of caricatures of TV actors involved. A fairly relaxed deadline. I’m working on the roughs right now. As always, I can’t share anything more about it until publication.

Workplace poster- My usual monthly job for this client. I love these assignments… they are always different and always a challenge. This month I need to illustrate a scene where a car full of shoppers are trying to find a parking space at a mall. They require diversity in age, race and gender and also no overt aggression in the scene.

Fade-In Magazine- Full page illustration and accompanying spots for this occasional client, a west coast entertainment industry magazine. I am finishing the final art today on this job. When they give me the okay to share it I will post some images.

Odds and Ends- Spent part of yesterday finalizing the art for a couple of political greeting cards. I’ll have to hold off here also on sharing the art until they are printed, but they are caricatures of Dick Cheney and G. W. Bush. I also had a few little things to get out of the way this week, including a web only illustration job and a rare personal commission. As a rule I refuse to do the latter except in special circumstances… too much to do.

As always, I apologize for being unable to post images of most of my in-progress jobs, but it’s always a touchy thing with clients. When it’s appropriate to do so, I will post sketches and some steps leading to the finals.


  1. MChristian says:

    I think it’s great that even when you are swamped you still find the time to post a few lines about the jobs your working on.
    I’m looking forward to seeing them.
    Thanks, M. Christian


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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