Thursday, September 04, 2008

So I disappeared for a month...

I had a few people ask me if I died, but that would have been way too emo. Here's what was going on: First, I got a bunch of work, most of which I am displaying here. In addition to the work here I did a couple of book covers for Scholastic. The designer is sending me copies with the title and everything on them so I can display them here. Please be patient. Then, I spent a couple of days chaperoning Boy Scout camp. (Some of you know that I am a Mormon. I have been asked to lead/teach the teenage boys in my ward/congregation. Anyway, that's why I was at camp.) After that I visited my family for my cousin Jimmy's wedding. (Even though I don't drink, it's awesome to order as many Roy Rogers as I want from the bar.) As soon as we came back we had to start preparations to move down the street. We rent from my wife's grandfather and he has a rental house that is one bedroom larger than the house we were in, so we decided to move into the bigger one. The new place needed a lot of painting, cleaning and fixing (thanks Thompsons, Devin and my awesome family.) So we had that plus the packing, moving and cleaning up of the old place. So now we are moved into the new place. My office is still full of boxes but the extra space is way better already.

So, here are the things I worked on:

Techno Kid
Spot for Good Housekeeping. The article is about which
technological gadgets are appropriate for children as they grow up.

Kitchen Krafts (Friend)
This is a small illustration for The Friend magazine.

Pitch Guitar Hero 1
Pitch Guitar Hero 2
For the "events" section of The Pitch. I really liked messing around with the halftone dots. I'm not sure which color scheme was actually printed.

Party 1
Party 3
Party 4
Panels from a story for Nelson Education. The story is supposed to be totally over the top and this part covers much of the chaos.

Non-Kosher Foods
For an article in Insight magazine about the dietary practices of 7th Day Adventists (Insight is an Adventist magazine for teens).

I can't wait to show the book covers. Thanks to some great critiques from friends and family, I think they turned out really great. I am working on the third one right now.


Timothy H said...

No such thing as too emo. Thats the one thing Seattle has taught me. Glad to see you're back. Is that a new style you're trying for the 7th day adventist stuff- I like the look of the hungry guy about to score a fish.

Jake said...

yaaay, you're back. And bearing artwork too! Wow, busy month. I'm glad you survived.

I loved scout camp growing up. I'm sure the boys had fun with you as their leader.

RAWLS said...

HE LIVES!!! Nice to see you back in action my friend! Great work too... love the halftones, and the magazine illusts...Very Nice.

Three Coin Productions said...

This is the first time I've seen your work. Very nice. Ever do any key art for film?

Brandon said...

Man! You've been a busy little beaver.

Love the party panels!

crylic said...

Yeah great stuff, Mike. I'm a huge fan. Would you be willing to impart just how exactly you got that halftone effect? I have been trying and looking at how to get that exact effect with no luck.