With soft but steady rain drops pitter-pattering on my studio windows, I'm reminded of Annie Lennox crooning the opening of her 80's song for the Eurythmics, "Here Comes the Rain Again"
It's also a fitting metaphor for the activity within the studio right now... a new animated commercial for Intel Corporation, as well as three books to illustrate, and over a dozen other corporate client projects.
I feel very fortunate to be this busy, and after taking a multi-day ski trip a little over a week ago, (first break since Christmas), I'm refreshed and ready to have some fun with it all.
--Meanwhile, here's a sampling of what has been on the Wacom digital tablet over the past two weeks:
|A political cartoon created for a column in the San Francisco Examiner, link|
|Another, for a column in the S.F. Examiner last week, (link).|
(Click images to enlarge)
|A patchwork of currencies -- a cartoon for Merk Funds (link)|
| A cartoon on Ben Bernanke's dalliances with the Gold Standard, (link)|
| One of several advertising cartoons for Zoom Info|
One of 42 cartoons (yes 42!) created for a book to help doctors effectively maintain and market
their websites. The book is by medical industry executive Ann Kaplan -- and just went to the publishers.
(I previously illustrated a humor book for her covering the pitfalls of cosmetic surgery...link).
|A cartoon for Energi USA, a California HR and insurance firm. |
|A scene from an animated corporate presentation for Towers Watson in New York.|
As usual with animation, I designed the scenes and characters and drew the artwork, but left the
technical aspects of animating it to others. (Honestly, lining up repeating frames in order
seems tedious -- and I chose this profession to have fun.)
Here's wishing a Happy Easter and Passover to everyone!