DECEMBER 22, 2008
I created four fiction illustrations for one story in Playboy magazine this year. The story was titled, “Nobody Move” by Dennis Johnson. The art director was Rob Wilson, and all four pieces ran as double page spreads in four consecutive issues of the magazine.
I love to illustrate fiction stories. I’ve had the good fortune to illustrate stories by Elmore Leonard, Raymond Carver, Joyce Carol Oates, Rick Bass, John Sayles, E.L.Doctorow, Ernest Hemingway, Michael Chabon, Howard Norman, Louis Auchincloss, Jim Black, and Dennis Johnson, to name a few.
I wish there was more of this kind of work. It’s a good outlet for someone who is too depressed and anxious to do entertainment work.
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