Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Illustration for Newsday, pre-K funding

Newsday asked me to illustrate an editorial on how much of the funding available for Pre-K classes in the LI area have gone unused. Why, might you ask? Turns out that schools are concerned that if they create a pre-k program and funding gets pulled, they end up bearing the expense; a gamble. I decided to use that angle, showing the croupier scooping the funds back, knocking the spelling blocks aside. Spelling blocks are not exactly original- but they worked with this idea.

Monday, June 22, 2009

Publisher's Weekly cover

It's been awhile since I have posted; during that time my online class began and various other projects cropped up, once of which you see here. The cover story for Publisher's Weekly is entitled 'Who Owns Holden Caulfield?"
JD Salinger, author of 'The Catcher in the Rye' is taking legal action; someone has written a book based on 'Catcher' 60 years later. It will be interesting to see what the outcome is.

You see the comp, then comped cover, and my painting before being placed. It's a combination of traditional painting, with acrylics and gesso (applied with a toothbrush to achieve the wood grain), and then I brought it into Photoshop for additonal adjustments.

Monday, June 1, 2009

First GTMO commissions hearing since Obama became President

As promised, am following up with sketches done in today's commissions hearing. The focus of the discussion was Khadr's defense team. In two fairly brief meetings, it was determined that court would reconvene in July with Kuebler until Khadr could choose his defense lawyer. AP,Reuters, Miami Herald, Toronto Star among others are here covering this story.