I'm currently working on a Christmas card for a regular client (we've done one a year for years). This year's card feature's some polar bears on the back of the card which is this big Sumo sized thing from Modern Postcard. Anyhow, the bears are looking pretty good so far so I'm sharing. Also, some of my process is visible here. I did a rough pencil on this one, scanned it in and am currently working the inks in Manga Studio Pro. Usually, I create tighter pencils before the scan but I liked the looseness in the bear's expressions in the pencils and wanted to keep that as much as possible.
I’ve been working on an evolutionary timeline recently. Yes, we’ve seen this idea spoofed and played out so many times. I’m attempting to bring something different to it but nevertheless, it's still the evolutionary line. While the design is familiar and in that way iconic, I’m trying to use the familiarity of the row of evolving humans as a base for humor. The row is part of my ongoing promotion for my time traveling endeavors.
The Spring 2015 updated Learn BART! is hot off the presses and ready to be handed out in an actual BART station during a BART at the Train and Track Tour. The Train and Track Tour was an in-station and on-track opportunity for people with disabilities and seniors to learn about BART. I was there handing out the most recent Learn BART! Riders guide. I met many riders and got lots of feedback as well as learning about what to do in an emergency situation on the platform.
The post cards went out just like the old days. Direct marketing lives again, or at least it does in my place. If you haven't enjoyed this postcard popping into your mailbox, drop me a line and I'll send it through.
APE was a great experience with lots and lots of freebie Learn BART! hand outs. People were pleased to get something for free at APE where apparently nothing else is free. APE was a great way to meet and greet tons of BART riders from both the Bay Area and out of town. It was an opportunity to learn more about new rider needs and initial impressions of the book.
- There it goes, running on the big big press. Learn BART on this huge off-set press at Leewood Press in San Francisco. Everything being so digital these days, it's great to watch this great big machine crank away. I stood back as the pages printed up one at a time -- all four plates pressing. This was a satisfying ending to a really big project,