Sunday, March 22, 2009
Over the summer I got the job to do the poster for the Celebration for the Suds, a beer festival held in Atlantic City this past weekend. I was anxious to see how the piece would be utilized, and was excited to find out that it had been used for shirts, posters, and badges, and tickets used to vote for the attendees' choice drink. Shirts sold out on the first day, and all weekend I got to see people wearing the badges made from the illustration.
The promoter was awesome to work with, dressed appropriately in a bright green crushed velvet suit jacket, he had so many ideas that made the festival more than a party, but a gathering for brewers, distributors, and consumers. He was also nice enough to provide me with the sampling of material from above. We talked about getting a design together for next year's event, and I'm determined to blow him away with what I can come up with.
Saturday, March 14, 2009
For a while now I've been working on a comic book version of The Legend of Sleepy Hollow. This is a recent sketch that I really liked and wanted to share. I feel a bit out of my element doing a full length comic, but pages like this one let me settle in and really stretch out. I've learned a lot through the process, and thankfully the editor asked me to do a short story in the next collected book he's doing, so I can start a new project with a fresh perspective. Either way, I'm looking forward to this page.