From time to time I have the opportunity to add another page in the continuing saga of the Bortnik family. I have been doing so for neigh on 10 years and it's always a project that I look forward to. Thanks to Bob and Robyn.
Hardcore Chimera, an Imperial Pale Ale from Finch Beer Co. in Chicago. Here is the can label design I made, It will be available in July and is Brewed with Simcoe and Sorachi Ace hops. Check out some of the other Beer labels I've made...
Back in the late 2000's while I was working at the Santa Cruz Good Times I was offered the opportunity to team up with Writer and reporter Damon Orion to illustrate his Halloween poem "The Curse of the Burning Belle".
It was a very fun project but something I have never posted before. I think only GT Art Director, Josh Becker was able to name all the references I snuck in. Well, maybe not all of them.
Another doodle from the sketchbook.
Mr. Isaac Conway once posited that:
"There’s some weird Johnny Apple Seed out there leaving moldy copies of “Juggs" or "Foxxy and 40" out in the woods. It was rarely the more high brow gentlemen's magazines and more of the gross overly-lit spank mags. I’ve heard it called different things but the only one I can remember right now is "woods porn”
In the woods or behind a dumpster I think most have had an experience like this. An experience that seems to be a profound exclamation mark in the adolescence of most. Sadly this dodgy discovery is quickly becoming a remnant of the past. Dang kids with their cell phones and computers.
Are you a member of this (hardly elite) club?
Brian Burns shares a laugh with Jack Burton and Bruce Lee in this candid Christmas snapshot. Mr. Burton, no doubt, is retelling one of his "advisements" directed to his former wife.
A Cabernet Sauvignon with legs. Label design by Gaelan Kelly
The book I designed and illustrated, ABC Phonics: Sing, Sign, and Read!, has won Creative Child Magazine's Media of the Year Award for 2013 along with the National Parenting Center's Seal of Approval.