In recent months, I've been doing some fun work for a company called First Allied, drawing some ads featuring an intentionally corny superhero called First Allied Man. These ads have taken many shapes, including pin-up images as well as multi-paneled comic strips that tell of the exploits of a hero helping real estate brokers to lease shopping centers in troubled economic times! Here are some panels from a strip introducing a terrifying villain...
The latest batch of ads are geared to outside brokers who can earn an unusually large 6% commission for leasing First Allied properties...
It's a strange idea to have a superhero flying around delivering commission checks, but maybe in a time of housing foreclosures, stock market terrors and failing banks, that's exactly what we need!
Friday, September 19, 2008
Thursday, September 18, 2008
This is a drawing I'm contributing to this year's Wonder Woman Day in Portland, Oregon on October 26th. It will be one of many fine pieces of art that will be auctioned to raise money for Domestic Violence Shelters and a Women's Crisis Line. Check out their website--it's a good cause, after all!
For this drawing, I pulled the old "Doc Martin's" transparent watercolors out of the closet. Haven't used them in ages (back in the old "color guides" era). Fun!
By the way, you should also check out Simon's nearly identical post on his blog. Identical, except that his art is better than mine! :)