Tuesday, June 19, 2012

TV Romances

Commenter in the last post had it right when he said that, back in the day, illustrators knew they'd arrived if they had a TV Guide assignment.

Well, I never even tried for an assignment, but just for the fun of it in the early '80s, I did mock up a cover. I produced the art, using watercolor and colored pencil, the same size as the publication and then used Letra-Set press-type for the lettering.

Drew Struzan I was not, but maybe if I'd tried a little harder . . .

Thomas Buchanan — faux TV Guide cover —early 1980s

3 comments:

M. D. Jackson said...

Good Stuff, Thom!

Jeff Overturf said...

I can't imagine geting those feathery touches and such lushness in a format the size of the TV Guide. Beautful!

Kid said...

I'd buy that.