September 27, 2011
The September installment of the "Medical Mysteries" series is out in today's Washington Post, with an interesting story about a young boy's sudden, inexplicable development of anxiety and obsessive-compulsive tics. As with the previous illustrations in the series, the design was to convey the symptoms as well as the culprit, which in this case interestingly enough was an autoimmune neuropsychological disorder's (PANDAS) response to to a bacterial strep infection.
Above are the thumbnails and finished sketches, attempting to convey fever symptoms from different angles as well as his symptoms of severe anxiety. Art Direction by Brad Walters.
September 8, 2011
Earlier in the summer I got a call to work on a short fiction piece for the Saturday Evening Post September/October issue. The story by Jon Hassler is entitled "Yesterday's Garbage" and follows a garbage man through an unexpectedly macabre turn of events in suburban Minnesota. Below is the smaller second illustration that accompanies the text, as well as some of the sketches for the full-page piece. Art Direction by Brian Sanchez.