Another old Boston Phoenix re-do, for an article about journalism graduates needing to be able to do EVERYTHING
Preview of one of the editorial illos from my new portfolio site in progress, and the old, original version of the “really bad, overcrowded, miserable prisons” theme. For Photoshop practice this summer, I redid a few older Boston Phoenix illos traditionally with ink and acrylic, and added digital color. The original guard has a Walkman!
More sneak-peeks at some of the illustrations I made for UNBORED, hitting bookshelves this October from Bloomsbury:
My dogs have spent so much time at Riverside Veterinarians this spring and summer we should be paying rent there. One of the vet techs there was nice enough to hire me to paint her cow-spotted cat Marvin plotting a jump over the moon. Marvin wears a mini-cowbell and sleeps in a plush, barn-shaped doggybed in real-life, so I painted him in a home-made airplane on the barn roof with his jar of craft supplies. Kristina’s dad was in the Marines, so the wing has a Marine logo sketched on there by Marvin. Thanks, Kristina!!!
Scans of the awesome Beverly Cleary books my sister and I held onto from our childhood. I love the stylized realism of Joanne Scribner’s covers…the compositions, colors, outlines, facial expressions and body language. These were REALLY inspiring to a kid who wanted to be an illustrator. I wish I could find lots more information about Scribner, but so far I haven’t turned up much.