You have to love Facebook . . . where almost anything from the past can come back to haunt you.
The above is a picture of an airbrushed T-shirt I did about 20 years ago (I’m guessing 1992 or 1993) for Barry Peterson, who was at the time an art director and writer for NOW Comics, the company for which I drew Married… with Children comics. In my defense, this was probably the first time I’d actually airbrushed on a T-shirt in years, and I was never very good at it. Things like freehand airbrush lettering is a real skill you have to do a lot of to become good at. I was not. I am also guessing I did those caricatures of Al and Peg Bundy from memory, since I drew them so much I didn’t need a reference. . . or maybe I did but didn’t think I did.
Anyway, Barry ran across this recently and posted a picture on Facebook. Fun to see old work like this and compare it to recent stuff. It’s hard for an artist to see progression in their own work while they are doing it. Every once and awhile you need to look back at older work and then you (hopefully) see improvement.
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918 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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