This is a cartoon I created for K&L winery (California) last month.
Their ad agency was doing a campaign that showed an open copy of a New Yorker-like magazine with a "New Yorker" style cartoon...and obviously, they could not simply publish a photo of the actual magazine without violating copyrights. Additionally, they wanted the cartoon to be specifically about wine and mention their winery in the background.
So, they hired a San Francisco design firm to create the magazine layout and they hired me to write and draw the "New Yorker" cartoon. I wrote three concepts and we all agreed that this one fit, so I drew it, and the SF designer placed it into the design. Lots of fun, and I enjoyed getting to see the ad in a few magazines this month.
Two book illustration jobs are on the drawing board, and I'm going to do my best to get ahead with them so that I can take a motorcycle trip into the mountains, now that the snow is clear from most of the roads at high altitude. I'm going with a friend who is in town for a few days.
Here's an old pic from a motorcycle trip taken with that friend, and another buddy. We rode from Boulder to Kansas City to see a White Sox/Royals game...and to Lawrence Kansas, (where my girlfriend at the time was pursuing a doctoral degree in Education at KU). That was 15 years ago...wow.