March 12, 2012

Spring Training

Spring Training, digital sketch (click to zoom)

Above is my sketch for this week’s Blown Covers contest: Spring Training. The bobbleheads seemed a perfect match for a play on the ‘spring’ training theme. Is the Mets player being poked by fans? the trustees for the Bernie Madoff Ponzi scheme victims? or MLB who granted the loans the team took in order to cover their debt?

Françoise Mouly, the art editor for The New Yorker magazine has launched her personal blog, Blown Covers.
Each Monday, she posts the theme of a contest for the week, which mirrors closely what she has suggested to the magazine artists she is already working with. On Friday, she reveals the winner of the blog contest and on Monday, the current New Yorker cover.
You can visit her blog to see all the ideas submitted as well as Françoise’s pick.