Alternative Weekly Newspaper Cover Illustration

Working as a design director for an alt-weekly newspaper is a great opportunity for any artist. You need to tell enough story with one image that readers are enticed to learn more. And quickly, so it has to catch the eye. It’s generally not subtle, and that’s fun. You also have to use every tool you’ve got, and learn some more, because that paper is coming out every week. You’re constantly sketching and generating ideas.