Spotted: Editorial Illustration in the “Real World”

Yesterday I shared a new cover illustration that I created for City Pages, an alt-weekly based in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Later in the day, my friend Stephanie Glaros (Art Director of Experience Life, formerly of Utne Reader) spotted some palettes behind the City Pages building and took these great photos for me.

What I love about these images so much is that they perfectly show one of the reasons that I and many other illustrators get into this business in the first place, which is to create art that works its way into the daily lives of the masses. Sure, I’ve seen my work in print before, but it’s a thrill to see these pictures of my work just before being unleashed upon the people of Minneapolis. They look so hopeful and unassuming before being delivered to newsstands and coffee shops, as yet uncrumpled, untorn, and untarnished with coffee stains and the scars of human contact. Travel well, my children.

Thanks so much to Stephanie for taking the time to take these pictures and send them to me.