This illustration is running in Newsweek's business section this week with a story about the elevated value of bonds in the current stock market crisis. I went down several expected routes in depicting such a dry business subject (I got stuck on the idea of battling eagles) -- when at some point the editor, maxed out on months of endless financial stories, came up with this concept. I think it's a great one, and it sure was fun to draw! (Psychedelic vers was the first, but the yellow looked better on the page.)
Tuesday, April 7, 2009
A few weeks ago, Newsweek asked me to do an illustration for their business page. The topic was American business leaders who, during the Great Depression, did the right thing by accepted only $1 a year in pay. It is almost impossible to imaging the same thing happening now, but who knows.
Anyway, the final illustration has not run yet (shuffled by other stories), but I really like these other sketches based on an Uncle Sam theme that we moved away from. (They certainly allowed allowed me a therapeutic opportunity to vent on the topic- I also like that the first one kinda looks like Eisner's Spirit)