Monday, December 17, 2007

Memory lane PT 1

I've been working on Hysteria and thinking about when I got started in comics, around 1999. Before I was in comics full time, I did mostly illustration work for magazines and advertising. Thought I'd share some of my old portfolio pieces from that. These are all date from 1999 to about 2001 or so.

McCain. This was from when I was trying to get into political illustration. Eventually got myself an offer to do a political cartoon about PA politics for a Philly paper, but the pay was poor and I was too busy to take on more work for less pay

Paint this caricature of Gore after his switcheroo performances during the presidential debates.

Did this after a story years ago about how fat our kids were getting here in the US. This was promptly stolen and used by a news paper in Arizona. YAY, Arizona!

Did this around the time I was trying to get into political satirical / editorial illustrations.

Years ago I was doing advertising art for this celebrity basketball game. AND1 had this team they would send out to play at events like this. Kinda like the Harlem Globetrotters only they actually played to win and had almost no charm. Two of the guys slammed at once during the game, and broke the glass. Crazy ass thing to see in real life. Anyway, this was going to the the cover to a CD for the event, but it never worked out.

That's it for now. I'll post more later this week.



Asa said...

Love love lovin' it.

Mike Hawthorne said...

Thanks man ;)

This stuff is OLD school! Makes me want to get back to painting now.