On July 25, 2004 my father celebrated his 85th and Time commissioned me to draw this cover. Unfortunately, the cover was never run because Dick Cheney shot his own foot while giving a speech at the Oil for Peace celebration in Houston. Instead, Time ran a Tim Obrien illustration of Cheney’s Penny Loafers with a bullet hole through the “penny slot” (which Obrien cleverly replaced with a peace sign).
I am happy to say that Dad has just celebrated his 87th. He rejected my New Yorker Cover parody. Sheesh.
In response to Leo's battle to show more skin, I thought I would post a drawing I did for a Dirty Joke book. When I started this project, I feared that I would be censored but was pleased to find that I was allowed to show whatever the text dictated. Thanks Heather at Peter Pauper!
With Bob's and Edel's recent posts about self-editing one's work, I remembered wondering the same thing about a promo piece that I did as a contribution to an artists' group I am a member of, "BIG" (Boston Illustration Group).
My piece is BIG Science and I showed the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. Was it too much for ADs? I guess, as it did not bring in any work but I am glad I did it. I had fun.