It’s been a little while since I’ve been featured in Reader’s Digest, so I’m really happy to share that I’m in the May issue. Here’s the cartoon:
It’s a gag I like, and I’m happy with the line art, but what I really love is the color on this, and I can say that without sounding like a jerk because I didn’t do it.
For about two years now I’ve been working with a terrific artist named Rick Hughes and he handles all my shading and coloring. I’m a competent colorist, but Rick’s work is of a much higher caliber (I mean look at that above!) and I’m super lucky to have found him.
Adult coloring books seem to be all the rage as of late and I have to say, I’m not surprised; the act of coloring is incredibly calming. The problem is that pictures of enchanted forests and/or paisley cats aren’t really appropriate for the workplace (where you need the most calming). So I’ve taken one of my more popular business cartoons and put it up here for you to download:
Color it while you’re on hold. Color it while you’re waiting for that email reply. Or color it during that never-ending meeting. Enjoy the Zen, then hang it up by your desk or in the break room and wait for your co-workers’ kudos to roll in!
Don’t have any crayons around the office? That’s OK. Colored ballpoints and fluorescent highlighters will do just fine.
And if it turns out really great, drop me a line with a picture and I’ll post it here at the blog!