Wednesday, March 20, 2013

The Party's Over...for Mitt

Printed image with article.
Sometimes it pays to have a Twitter account. 
 A famous artist once told me "Twitter is awesome, apparently it opens the sky and makes it rain $."
This is true.  This past week artist Leah Tiscione, whom I follow on Twitter contacted me, asking if I would be able to complete a few caricatures for the NY Post. She was slammed with work and wouldn't be able to take the assignment.
I was flabbergasted!! I just love that word.  I've followed Leah's work for a while and was first introduced to her stuff in the greatest book known to man, "The Alphabet of Manliness" by Maddox, a comic book by Maddox and to boot she also does a ton of work for the Post.
First off I was flattered she even acknowledged my existence on Twitter and second that she even considered me to take on this assignment.
Leah put me in touch with Maureen Callahan from the NY Post and I was given the job.
It was a major crunch time job, but I wanted to "get er done!" I wanted to do a good job for Leah( couldn't make her look bad for suggesting me),
Maureen( if I pull this off, it can lead to more work), and myself, because I'm selfish(just kidding).
I pulled an all night'er and was able to complete the job and was happy with the final product.
The subject of the article I was to illustrate for was how Mitt Romney is now the punching bag of his political party for not winning the past election...basically a pinata.
Maureen pretty much laid out everything in front of me and told me what they were looking for.
Initial Sketch, yes Sarah Palin looks like a man and Mitt looks like he had too many botox injections.
Final Approved Illustration. The Mitt pinata being bashed by Sarah Palin, Rick Perry and Newt Gingrich.

So Thank you Leah for opening up the sky and making it rain money!!!
And thank you Maureen for giving me the opportunity to illustrate for the NY Post!

Thursday, March 14, 2013

George Lucas is a rich man

Hey did you hear the news? A few months back, the man behind Star Wars, this dude named George Lucas sold his VHS collection to Mickey Mouse.

Yea I'm told he got a few bucks for them, and guess what...Mickey Mouse is gonna make new moving pictures of the Star Wars.

I drew a  purty pictures of this Lucas fella.  Like to see it? Here it is!

This here is what we call a sketch
I like the way this man wears flannel.