Did this piece on Thursday and Friday, roughs on Thurs, final by 2 on Friday to go to press on Friday for weekend edition. A super rush for the WSJ, actually that timeframe wouldn't seem so tight but the detail on this was pretty involved even though I stole some imagery from the vaults. I also had a NYT op-ed piece going at same time for Monday's paper.
Anyway, I usually don't run out and get the paper to see my stuff, but this one was supposed to be 12" wide on the cover, a story on inventors, so I was curious.Not sure what happened last minute but my piece was not to be found. Not like I really get upset when a piece doesn't run, you just get used to that, happens, usually due to word count, editorial whim, whatever.
Anyway, the WSj had some nice pieces nonetheless, including Brian Rea and Brian Stauffer, Mark Matcho, etc- Nice work boys.
Just in case anybody is wondering about whether my mechanical objects are traced or taken from other drawings. Generally not, I just start drawing. I do look at reference like vaccum tubes, things like that. During this project I was thinking I need to start gathering a bin of junk to pull from. I do love exploded views of ordinary objects. Here's one of my favorites.