Tuesday, December 31, 2013


Earlier this year, I was contacted by Patricia Bacall, the multi-talented head of Bacall:Creative, to design a series of superheroic images for a marketing campaign for Crucial.com.  The concept was a very clever and original one: First, find the person in your office whom everyone turns to when computer malfunctions erupt, causing widespread chaos and panic, who is uniquely capable of solving the problem.  Then, nominate him/her online for an award: "The Official Unofficial Office Computer Go-To Superstar" Award, to be precise.  The competition seems to be over now, and the website down, but you can read all about the competition and Crucial.com, plus scan some other interesting data hereCrucial.com's announcement about the contest is available here.

I created six images for the campaign, seen in the above image and the enlarged single hero illustration below.  Click on the pictures for larger views.  Each character was a pastiche of an ordinary office worker and a superhero.  Special thanks to Patricia for finding me and handing me the illustration reins for this very entertaining project!

Monday, December 16, 2013


A year passes like nothing, or so it seems.  The first six months of 2013 are a total blur, as I was busy with a major book project.  The rest of the year has mostly involved catching up with everything I put off during that period.  Hence, it's been over a year since my last post and even longer since I revamped The NoWhere-Men™ website with this very cool and dramatic animated art featuring all of the heroes on the cliff with the logo animated and some striking lightning and lighting effects.  It's an animated GIF and at 2.5MB can be a bit of a download, but is worth the several seconds of wait time in my opinion.  The above image is one frame from the animation.  Click on it for the larger version, or go to the site for the animation  Several more updates for The NoWhere-Men™ site are in the works, including adding Joe Comet™ and Hour Father™ images, as well as animated logos and a wild illustration featuring a face-off between The Maniacal Mister Bones and The Phantom Aardvark!  Stay tuned!

Meanwhile, I've added some new products to The NoWhere-Men™ gift shop, including a very cool new black T-Shirt adorned with the classic cliff scene.  Check it out here!