Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Swon Brothers cartoons

The day before Thanksgiving I was asked to create a cartoon for a couple of singers....(or at least that was the description I heard over the phone.)

At the time, my family and I were in Chicago visiting my parents and my brother's family. It was a last-minute request with a short turnaround...and I was in the midst of arriving in Chicago, so I was not prepared to work.

The singers, Zach and Colton Swon are a country music duo known as "The Swon Brothers".

Truth be told, I had not heard of these guys before, but after mentioning it to my wife, and within earshot of several other women in the room, they all told me that they knew about them -- and that I had to do it. (Apparently the brothers were originally discovered on "The Voice". Since then, they have had a successful album.)

I called back their management team, agreed, and then went off into a quiet room for an hour to create the cartoon, and then emailed it to them.

It was part of an effort to publicize their new single "Pray for You". (Here they are performing it on the Today Show: The Swon Brothers). Despite not being a big country music fan, even I can tell that they are very talented.

The cartoon was featured on their Twitter/FB/LinkedIn well as the Arista Records website.

They received a good response on social media, so we are working in more cartoons for Christmas and New Years day. (B&W sketch on the bottom.)