it’s late march, and that means the ncaa basketball tournament, an event so large, there have even been religions founded upon its holy brackets. i was asked to do an illustration for slate’s annual teams we hate article. using all the fury, hate and phildelphia-ness in me, this assignment wasn’t difficult at all, honestly, if you aren’t in the big 5 (plus drexel) you won’t be getting any love from this illustrator. i am always happy to cheer against teams, so in the spirit of competition, GO FU!
slate: teams we hate, by tommy craggs, bryan curtis, mike debonis, sam eifling, josh levin, chris park, john swansburg, and robert weintraub.
i’ve noticed around the illustrator sketchblog-o-sphere that people have been showing some of their ideas and sketches along with final work, so here’s a sample of my sketching, or at least what i sent to the client. for full disclosure, i was pretty excited about doing a nadshot illustration (possibly NSFW, illustrated crotch-knee violence), but everyone really liked the ‘GO FU’ foam middle finger, which i couldn’t argue with.