Monday, November 1, 2010

The Perfect Gift for the Holiday Season

Sustainability Unpacked: Food, Energy and Water for Resilient Environments and Societies has finally been released, and I'm holding a copy of it in my hands right now. I can't tell you how excited I am.

(I didn't do the cover though)

I was contacted by Maura Shelton in September of 2009. Kriistina A. Vogt, a professor at the University of Washington, and her team were looking for someone to do illustrations for her upcoming book on environmental sustainability. By chance, Maura saw my cartoons in The Daily, and contacted me. I met with Kriistina, Maura and the team, and was impressed by their enthusiasm and kindness.

The next few weeks were a blur of sketching, pitching ideas, re-drawing, pitching again, and finally creating the finished drawings. I won't lie, I felt like I was in over my head a couple of times at the sheer amount of work that went into this project, but I never forgot what a great opportunity it was.

Looking at the book now, it brings back all those memories, and over the next week or so I hope to share them with you guys. So I'll be posting sketches, alternate drawings, unused drawings, and other odds and ends.

I want to thank again Maura Shelton and Kriistina A. Vogt for letting in on this amazing opportunity. It's something I'll always be grateful for.

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