With that big MAD job wrapped up the only things on the drawing board right now are a workplace poster job and some revisions to the on-line gaming project. I do have a few personal art projects that need some attention, so this will be a good time to get those wrapped up.
In the meantime, here’s a project I worked on last spring that is probably not going to be produced now (too late for that) and I think is safe then to share with readers. It was a product illustration job for a company that was going to manufacture these fake food cans with political election themes to them. Both cans would be empty, and thus represent the “empty promises” of each party’s cadidates. It was centered on the nomination candidates of the two major parties, and I don’t think it ever got into production.
The basic design was to be a wrap around label for a food can, like a can of beans or peas. Here are some of the pencil roughs as we brainstormed the different design and gag possibilities. I could only find saved files for the democrat label’s concept work for some reason (click on any image for a closer look):
The main dig on Hilary was about her statements that she got shot at by snipers when touring the middle east, which was not true. Finally we ended up with this:
And for the Republicans:
I also designed a donkey/elephant logo for the project, and deleivered all the figures as individual layers so they could be moved about as needed. I was in Massachusetts opeing up the Six Flags park concessions there when it was due, so I did the color in my hotel room half on my wacom Intous tablet and half on my friend Ed Steckley’s Cintiq 12wx tablet and my Macbook Pro. Then I uploaded the finals at the local Starbucks. You have to love working on the road….
752 My cover art for the next issue of MAD, exclusive sneak peek from @entertainmentweekly website
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