There's a lot going on in Illustration-land lately. The perfect storm of work hit a few months ago, and I've had to multi-task my multi-tasks. If anyone's got a time-turner, pass that over, yo. I could use it right now.
One awesome thing that I worked on was the cover for the story collection "Irregular Things" by all-around-awesome-pants writer Chuck Wendig. Here's his blog post about it.
The book will be out in a few weeks, and I'll encourage people to purchase it then. The cover-story (featuring cat-birds and a fuzzy mint green bathrobe) was great.
I've been doing lots of fun, fulfilling private commissions... too many to post. A couple of my favorites, though, are shown below. I could paint cameos all day and enjoy it, tell you what.
A steampunk/Sailor Jerry-tattoo style mashup.
A Dungeons-and-Dragons couple portrait.
Another post will come soon, featuring the 569,483 illustrations I'm doing for Bridge & Tunnel Union's Ex Arcana dynamic card game, Evil Hat Productions and Cat Valente's promo teaser chapbook for her upcoming Stalinist-era fairytale "Deathless" due out this year.
Christmas was lovely. The in-laws visited from Boston, and we had a house full of people enjoying staggering amounts of food and drink, and conversations about the comparative sizes of bull-privates vs. other animals.
Happy holidays and happy new year, world.