Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Gold again?! And Silver too?

I just found out that I won Gold for the third year in a row from the Richmond Illustrators Club's 2009 Annual. The crazy thing is that I also won the Silver award which I didn't know was allowed! The very awesome illustration master Marshall Arisman was the sole Juror this year and supposedly really liked my work (or maybe I bribed him? You'll find out ten years after I'm dead). The winning pieces were Muqtada al-Sadr and his Mahdi Army and Jan's Cats.

Thanks RIC and Marshall Arisman!!!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Spread the Word

Here are two new ones I did for Santa Barbara Independent and for BusinessWeek. The first Illustration was sort of difficult in concept since it's about religion in schools, but I was not allowed to use any kind of iconography (i.e. crosses, bibles, churches, etc.). The client decided to go with the sketch that showed how religious organizations are trying to get young kids into their after school groups through peer pressure.

The second illo was a quick one in that I had 24 hours from sketches to finish. Luckily it was conceptually simple and the client just wanted a few narratives. The finished piece shows several ways that companies are are creating incentives for those who have been laid off. What's shown below is a very savvy man who is taking up these businesses on their offers of refunds for recently purchased items and clinics not charging for medical bills.