Sorry for my lag in posting lately. I have been unbelievably busy, and this posts is only coming at the exchange of sleep, seeing as it’s 2:30 in the morning. Carrying on with business…
Awesome little pop-punk band from Chicago The American Autumn wrote an eight song EP full of catchy, lovable pop songs hopped up on mall food court sodas and PBR called Do You Like Me? Yes/No/Maybe. They asked me to draw some stuff for it that didn’t have anything to do with passing notes. This left me in a bewildered state for about 2 months while I pretended to know what I was going to do. In the end it turned out all right, as I came up with an idea that was mildly ambiguous but still along the lines of “Do You Like Me?”. I figured, if I kept it bright and heartwarming it should be ok.
This project consists of pages of old vintage paper from my wife’s grandfather’s journal, some vintage typewriter keystrokes also provided by my wife (who should probably have gotten some sort of artist-assistant credit in this project) and this little bear and bird that have been hanging out in my sketch book pages for a while. I had really been wanting to find a project to properly draw them for, and they just happened to fit nicely into the concept for this EP.
Ah yes, the concept… mostly, I just wanted to get across the idea of “adventuring off of the pages that we’re drawn onto”… or something lofty (silly?) like that. So, I drew the little explorers venturing off to sea and whatnot and eventually saying goodbye. I had a few other illustrations of them, but there was limited space in the layout so I had to just choose the ones that I liked best. All in all, I was pretty pleased with it and so were the American Autumn guys… who are awesome guys, by the way. Check them out.
Let me know what you think!