I've been doing a monthly spot for the Talk of the Town section in 417 Magazine for almost a year now. The material is always funny or a little bizarre and the art director, Cassie Darst, has always been very receptive to my sketches/ideas and has been a pleasure to work with. Some of the past subjects have included robots, toilets, rainbows, and naked turkeys. Here are a few more from the most recent months.
"Fore Scores" - The blurb on this was for a Branson golf community that had been named among the top 20 in the nation.
"Medical Mountain" - This was about a Springfield eye doctor that went to Mt. Everest in the name of science and adventure to set up at the site of Caudwell Xtreme Everest. It is a London-based medical expedition during which doctors and health specialists will study how the human body works under grueling and extreme conditions at high altitude and with low oxygen levels. The doctors and scientists are doing medical testing on more than 70 volunteers as they ascend to a base camp. The goal is to use the study’s findings to help doctors treat critically ill patients suffering from diseases and conditions such as acute respiratory distress syndrome, congenital heart disease, oxygen deficiency, altitude sickness and more.
"Park Avenue a-go-go" - This one was about an interior design and architecture firm Buxton-Kubik-Dodd that has expanded its business practices to China. The Chinese development companies were looking for designs with American style, and Buxton-Kubik-Dodd completed several luxury showrooms, including themes of Park Avenue and Frank Lloyd Wright. Many of the condos that they designed are now being featured on billboards across China.