I recently had the pleasure of working with the fine folks over at eeBoo again. With eeBoo, I always know that my illustrations are going to be coupled with excellent design. Nothing is worse than working hard on something, only to have it ruined with poor typography or a bad layout.
I had some free time, so I thought I'd take a crack at the second annual New Yorker, Eustace Tilley Contest. There were 12 winners. I was not one of them.
I liked doing it. I guess that accounts for something!
Speaking of New York. I tagged along with my brother on a quick trip. While there, we caught a taping of The Colbert Report... Even shook the man's hand!
When I first began my journey as an illustrator, I did so brandishing an exacto and essdee scraperboard. My first published illustration was scratchboard and watercolor... and it appeared in the Charlotte Observer. I've pretty much have abandoned the medium but figured it would be perfect for this assignment... although technically I acheived the effect digitally, The result was the same, lots of scraping (with the stylus) and a cramped hand.
I just completed what will be my favorite job of 08. Sorry library mural. You've been usurped.
Lunch Money was so great to work with. I worked primarily with Molly Ledford, the lead singer. She basically let me run wild and trusted me to convey visually what their band is musically. I hope I did them right.
The CD is titled Dizzy and is slated for sale January 17. Give them a listen. Your kids will love it... and more importantly, you will too!
Check out their website or listen to tracks on their myspace page
cover, full, unfolded
inside, full, unfolded
detail, area behind CD
detail, band and liner notes.
CD. Designed to look like a 45.
original cover illustration. I felt it was too busy and opted to zoom in on the girl and dog.