Wednesday, June 13, 2012

3, 2, 1... Contacts!

It's been a while since I've done any editorial illustration, or even much aimed for the adult crowd at all. So it was nice to work on a couple projects recently not targeted directly at kids. I'll share the other soon but pictured above is a toned-down (colour-wise, that is) version of an illustration I recently did for the fine folks at Optometric Management, a magazine for the optometry crowd.

The gist of the feature article this went with was all about how to keep your patients purchasing their contacts from you and not from big box stores, retailers (like LensCrafters) and from online sellers. It was a real quick turn-around on this, but I had a bit of fun with it!

Monday, June 4, 2012

Hero Up!

I've just received my copy of "Hero Up!", a great non-profit community outreach / charity fund-raising project Rodale Books put together earlier this year that I had the pleasure to be involved with as the illustrator. It's basically a hardcover book- comic book style storybook written by Zachi Telesha, a brave 5th grade student from Pennsylvannia who's fighting cancer for the fourth time. His wish to be an author came true with this awesome book.

Ace Rodale art director /designer Chris Rhoads, who I worked with on the Joey Green Pet Care book, brought me in on this and I had a lot of fun channeling (okay - ripping off) Jack Kirby and Bruce Timm for it. My childhood / teenage wish was to be a comic book artist (as told here), so it was a lot of fun to help out. Chris did a bang-up job on the design - love those inner covers!

At this point the book isn't available to the public, but if that ever changes I'll let you know!