This seems to be the week where many announce certain pieces were accepted into competitions here and there. I usually resist the announcements since if I ever DON'T get in I would not want to shine a light on it.
This year I was completely thrilled to have three Time covers accepted, chosen, anointed, whatever you call being in the book, into American Illustration.
Time has been a loyal client for many years now and I am so happy to be able to do work for them. I really try to break my back for them when they trust me with a shot at a cover and when it works out and one is selected, I think we are both happy.
The work here was done in the past year, or in the case of the Bin Laden cover, done years ago, but published a year ago.
On Friday night, May 11th I'll be attending the SPD Gala where the illustration for the Gadaffi cover is up for an award for Illustration for a Cover. Being nominated is so great. This is a tough jury.
Let's hope I get more chances with more covers for more clients in 2012 and beyond.
Thanks to D.W. Pine, Skye Gurney and Rick Stengel and Arthur Hochstein, as always.