Thursday, January 21, 2010

The Cleve

A while back I got a job from Cleveland Magazine for a holiday section on philanthropy in Cleveland...I had done a philanthropy illustration before for Air Tran, but this time it was supposed to be Cleveland-specific. I had a good time looking up Cleveland landmarks (Terminal Tower is rather ominously named) and watching the 30 Rock "Cleveland" episode ("If the whole world moved to their favorite vacation spots, then the whole world would live in Hawaii, Italy, and Cleveland").

Here's the 2 second-stage sketches we settled on:

And the final spots:

And the final layout of the first page!

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

"Buyer's Remorse"

Hey everyone, I hope you had a good new year! This is a little after the holidays, but I think everyone has had the experience of trying to find a good present for their significant other...This article for Michigan Avenue Magazine (Chicago shout out y'all!) is about the difficulties and pitfalls of shopping for your wife, from a man's point of view.

My AD, Amy Petriello, had the idea of a caveman/hunter looking bewildered in the women's section, so I came up with a couple sketches....

And the final layout!

I've got a big backlog of stuff to share, so more this week I think!