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my high school yearbook cover
updated yearbook cover

The big one's the original cover of my high school yearbook, my first published illustration. The color version, which updates the 1980 cover characters, was part of a website for my 20th reunion.

Tech Talk 1980

India ink, crow-quill pen, which I'd been using for all of one week. Before then, my drawings were pic-pen renderings of Evel Knevel or Spider-Man on my term papers. Competition for this honor was intense, so if you think the drawing's shaky, you should see who they rejected.

Tech Talk 2000

Photoshop, Painter.

Comments So Far ...

Blogger Michelle Lana says:

Great illo....they are both great! Permanent Link


Blogger Luisa says:

very good! love it Permanent Link


Blogger Healthy living says:

Wow, these are really cool! Permanent Link


Blogger Brine Blank says:

That was pretty good inking back in the day...and great that you could carry it into the future...just wait until you get to do the design for the 50th reunion... Permanent Link


Blogger Kay Aker says:

Very talented even as a youngster! Permanent Link


Blogger andrea says:

Great idea. At my 10th high school reunion (too long time now) I was contacted by the same guy who got me to do all the title pages for the school annual to create a banner for the celebration. Some things never change! Permanent Link


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