This is a piece I have been working on for months! Here is a previous post with some progress shots. The original sketch of this was created for Illustration Friday and now the finished product is also an Illustration Friday piece! Life and other projects got in the way of this one for much too long and when I came back to it I was a bit wishy washy on how I wanted to color it. The decision has now been made and the piece is finished!
You can purchase a print of this piece over on Society6 as well.
Last week I was commissioned to create a political cartoon about Jerry Brown for Shafer Autism Report. They provided the concept and plan to use it on placards and on their social media pages. I haven’t done much caricature but this was a quick, fun piece and they were great to work with.
Finally I am back in the comics game! I’ve spent some time away from producing comics myself, but this year I’m jumping back into them. I am working on a story for an all-ages graphic novel and, in the meantime, I’m starting this webcomic to get back in the habit. I’m hoping to keep it updated on a weekly basis.
“CPK: cranky-pants Kondrich” is a comic based on my adorably curmudgeonly husband who is prone to ranting and overreaction. Don’t worry, he fully endorses CPK and won’t be insulted. Enjoy and please tell me what you think!
Over the last few months I’ve received lots of goodies from friends and colleagues on Twitter and I wanted to share them with you as well as give those who created them a little exposure! I’m slowly filling up my little studio with work by so many talented and inspirational artists!
Above are just a few of the things I’ve received lately including a print by Jesse Kuhn of RawToastDesign. He is a super-friendly illustrator living in NYC. I had the good fortune to meet him at a lecture at the Society of Illustrators. I also received an awesome Christmas card from him (and by him), which was really nice. Check out his work! I love the texture and color that he uses and he creates great editorial pieces.
I also have a new owl buddy from Dolls for Friends. I didn’t know what they were sending me and was thrilled when I opened the package. This is the first piece of theirs that I’ve seen in person, but judging from the quality and from what I’ve seen in photos, they don’t disappoint!
The above card was an extra special surprise from Matt Williams aka Uberkraaft. He sent out this wonderful New Year’s card that appears to be letterpress (extra fancy!) and, of course, the illustration is wonderful. I’ve been a fan of his work since I started illustrating and watching it evolve has been a blast. His imagination inspires me to stretch my own.
I have a few other goodies that aren’t pictured, including notecards from the lovely Nina Crittenden and a copy of “Baba Yaga and the Wolf” by Tin Can Forest from Squidface and the Meddler. I haven’t read it yet, but the illustrations are gorgeous so I’m looking forward to it.
Finally, I have a quick plug for Postcards from the Edge. It’s a postcard exhibit in New York City that benefits Visual AIDS. Please check out the site and if you can get to the show take pictures for me! My piece is in there somewhere. And also, by pure alphabetical luck, my name sits next to Jeff Koons which made me happy.
I hope your new year is off to a smashing start!