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Friday, August 31, 2012

Runner's World: Race Day Disasters!!

Recently I finished a set of illustrations for the October issue of Runner's World which should be on the shelves any day now.  The article, by Selene Yeager, is about the nightmarish situations that can happen to runners on the day of the big race. AD Benjamen Purvis and I had the idea of depicting these moments in a pulp style reminiscent of the old paperbacks and magazines.  So, I painted a series of illustrations showcasing each terrible event that all runners probably have nightmares about. Benjamen did a wonderful job displaying them throughout the article and really gave the opener that extra bit of energy with his excellent and ingenious text design.  This was a great collaboration and really fun job all around.

Here are two of my favorites without any text on them.  Really have to thank my wife for being such a good sport.


Chris Whetzel said...

Ah, I love the exaggerated drama with the text; it works so well!

Chris Whetzel said...

I actually look forward to teaching a son how to fight; it will let me make up fake karate moves while making him adore how "tough" I am.

Also, that is one sweet alligator. How have you not been offered a children's book job yet?