Bit by bit,
Putting it together...
Piece by piece,
Only way to make a work of art.
Every moment makes a contribution,
Every little detail plays a part.
The late summer and early autumn found me toiling away at the next edition of Lights of Broadway cards, but I also kept myself busy by taking on a number of commissions, commemorating productions of various types. I've not posted much about these jobs, though, and I'd like to show you a bit of what I've pieced together:
The fine folks from Playbill asked me to commemorate their guest lineups for two outings of their Broadway cruise, Broadway on the High Seas. These images were printed for passengers to get signed by the fabulous talent.
Director Sammi Cannold asked me to put together this illustration to thank the folks who made this electrically-charged evening happen. The Great Hall on immigrant gateway Ellis Island provided the stage for this powerful concert version of the legendary American musical. Pictured here are Brian Stokes Mitchell, Aisha Jackson, Brandon Victor Dixon, Andy Mientus, Robert Petkoff, Shaina Taub, Laura Michelle Kelly, and Michael Park. Attire was imagined by yours truly. Not necessarily accurate to the concert, but festive.
A couple more fantastic commissions: First, David and Lisa Campbell approached me to commemorate the wonderful touring production of Little Shop of Horrors they produced. I had admired David's vocal artistry since the 1990s which made it super nifty when his wife Lisa contacted me to create a family illustration for David's 40th birthday. This happy "mean, green" commission followed. Next, Tom Rice of Sycamore Pictures reached out to me to create this illustration of Speech & Debate. The film is currently navigating the labyrinth of finding its way to distribution, and this piece is meant to help the effort. It's a lovely film and should be on its way to audiences next year.
So, as you can see, I do my best to maintain a robust studio schedule. I'm excited to show you more of the fruits of my labor over the next few days. Keep an eye peeled! And if you're interested in chatting about a commission for yourself, please do drop me a line! (And I can draw you a line. See what I did there?)