Wednesday, September 3, 2014

John Cassidy Comedy Magic Poster

This is a poster I designed for John Cassidy, who has a magic and comedy act which involves, as he puts it, "very weird things with balloons." John and his wife Jen gave me a general idea of what they wanted from the poster: a colorful, upbeat, Willy Wonka-esque kind of thing, designed in a way that it could be repurposed for different shows on the tour. I knew I wanted stills from the show on the poster, so it just a matter of balancing all the elements so they would draw the eye the way a good poster should.

It went through a couple of iterations, but the whole process was pretty painless and John and Jen were happy with the end result. I hope it's a big hit for them, and I'm really happy they asked me to do it.

Monday, July 14, 2014

The Damned: The Graveyard Chronicles

Well, this is exciting!

A few months ago, Plastic Head Music contacted me, asking if they could use my Bride of Frankenstein illustration for a "punk album" they were putting out. I said sure, not thinking much about it after that. Little did I know that the band was The Damned, a legendary group that has been around since the 70s, and were contemporaries of The Sex Pistols and The Clash!

Not being familiar with them (totally squaresville, Daddy-O), I posted this graphic on my Facebook page, not guessing it would explode with comments from friends who count The Damned as one of their favorite bands, in disbelief that someone they know did the art for one of their albums.

Needless to say, I'm proud of the piece, and how it was used here. Plastic Head was great to deal with, and my only hope is they release this on vinyl so I can see my work all nice and big. I don't think there's a release date yet, but I will definitely announce it once there is.

Monday, January 13, 2014

Ad Week - Jan 2014

I haven't been doing much illustration lately; a FT job offer I received earlier in 2013 has allowed me to scale back and only take jobs that I have really wanted to do. But when Ad Week magazine called me up about this group of little portraits, I agreed because A)It seemed like a fun gig, and B)I've done work for Ad Week before, and they were a delight to deal with.
Click the image to see the portraits close up; the magazine put them in those little bubbles and I think they look cool!