Probably the coolest thing about being an illustrator is that I get to draw things I never imagined. Every time I get a new assignment, I do research on things I don’t know much about, and feeling a bit smarter than the day before. This week, I had done research on Kung Fu, Pathfinder, Argentine Peso, and stand up comedy, to randomly name a few.
The highlight was to check out gay fashion/porn stores on 8th Avenue in Chelsea for Pride illustration. A bit hesitant to go by myself, my studio-mate’s guy friend came with me. In one store, clerk thought we were a couple, and tried so hard to sell us a $100 dilxx! What an experience… To view the illo, please pick up The Village Voice next Wed.