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Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Some Stuff That Got Published




Here are some images I completed in July for the December issue of The Friend, a children's religious publication. The art director for The Friend usually sketches out what he wants, so I didn't get much leeway in how to represent things, but I hope I added enough of the "Sam Ricks Gumbi arms/legs" touch to make these interesting. You can download a digital version of the publication if you want to see what the images look like in the layout.

And I'm back from vacation. Yay!

7 comments:

Bart's Rebecca said...

Awesome Sam! I totally ran and got our friend and found the pictures...sweet.

Cara and Barry said...

Cool! The kids will love to see that! Can't wait for them to come home from school so I can show them! :)

j@nAe said...

I love your gumbi arms/legs. Seriously, it's one of my favorite things you do. So awesome!

ALYN said...

We just got our Friend, and saw your illustrations! !!!

(So we came to say: Congrats! and great work!) Haven't been reading blogs, but I knew I should be keeping an eye out. So fun. I like the vacuum cord and how you made the cartoons look like the real kids. They'll love having a cartoon of themselves!

Have you done any more work for them?

Sam said...

Alyn - I thought it was pretty fun drawing a picture of the kids. I hope they get a kick out of it.

Mark Harmon said...

Hey, I just now saw these in the Friend. If you don't mind me asking, how did you get in? Did you send them a postcard or email? If so, how long did it take for them to contact you after you sent them stuff? I ask because I sent them a tear sheet about 2 months ago and haven't heard anything back.

Sam said...

Mark - After calling and talking to the art director, I emailed links to my portfolio. It took 2-3 months before they responded. Not a fun wait, that's for sure.

I usually send emails out every few months just to let them know I'm still around. It's a tough gig, though. They have a number of regulars, and becoming a part of that group ain't easy.