I really enjoyed creating the cover and feature illustrations for this month’s Merge magazine. The cheeky blue-heeler dog is a character close to my heart, and it was super fun cutting and fraying her stonewashed-denim shape. My four illustrations accompanied Stan Mahoney’s excellent article Life, Death and Offset Printing; a meditation on the future of the printing industry from the perspective of a city boy working on a country newspaper. I decided early on that I wanted my cover illustration to be a bit more action-packed than the standard hero-shot formula; and my internal illustrations to have a strong narrative thread connecting them. And so the two characters and their little story emerged.
Merge Magazine Cover & Feature Art