A couple years back, in a move much-ballyhooed and made a big deal of by me, The Washington City Paper stopped using my illustrations with the Savage Love column. Though it was a blow to lose them (and their budget) as a weekly client, I continued to provide Savage Love illos (albeit not in color) to a couple other papers, Detroit's Metro Times and Philadelphia Weekly...that is, until last Monday, when I was notified by PW that their budgets had been cut, and that there was no cash left for my weekly spots. So,down to only one venue for my work, I know that this is the time to bow out for good.
I've been doing the spots for one paper or another for over ten years, and to be honest, I don't know what I'm gonna do with myself next Monday when it's time to send the art along and there's no one to send it to! Still, I'm so thankful to have had the opportunity...drawing the column every week for a decade was an invaluable experience, enabling me to hone and fine-tune my style, as well as challenging me to produce top-notch, funny work every week under a rigid deadline.
Thanks to Pete Humes for the initially hiring me to draw the spots for Punchline, and to Jandos, Pete M., Sean, Hawes and Tim for picking me up along the way! Here are a bunch of recent illos...thanks for the memories!