17 July 1996
In the summer of '96 I had a couple additional book projects for St Mary's Press in Minnesota. I had done a few books for this client in previous years, and both times previously they had flown me out to their offices for consultations, something I didn't have to do for these two projects (they must've gotten comfortable working with me long distance). This first one was a book on grief and dying, and was the larger of the two projects, consisting of 45 color illustrations and a smattering of black and white line art pieces. I did these in a line art plus watercolor style to keep things lighter and not quite so intense. The other book is mentioned in a separate posting this month.
The book is still available used on Amazon (link here)
15 July 1996
These three spots were for Legal Times. I don't recall what they were for exactly, but they were a good example of black and white spot scratchboard work from the period, which is probably why I saved them.
The illustration below was for a sister publication to Cricket, Spider magazine (one of their titles for the 'younger children') and was a page of knock knock jokes. The colors didn't come out very well in the scan, the original is much nicer looking. This is a pretty good example of my cartoon style at the time.
13 July 1996
This was the second of two book projects that I worked on this month for St Mary's Press. This one was about spirituality at work and required 6 black and white chapter opener illustrations. The book appears to still be available used at Amazon (link here)