This was a fun piece to illustrate for design director Steven Banks at Los Angeles Magazine
. I hadn't worked for Steve since the mid 90's when he and Nancy Duckworth art directed the Los Angeles Times Magazine
. It was a real pleasure working for him again. This is a story about Occidental Petroleum, the Westwood-based and publicly held oil company that was paying their chief executive $31m a year and the board finally decided it was too much and that he should be ousted! The company is notorious for keeping a very low profile with no ties or contributions to the city of Los Angeles. Come on big oil, spread the wealth, build some schools, somethin'. My ideas worked around excessive CEO compensation and his predecessor, being booted and a lack of concern for the city and,,, Oil!