Sunday, September 28, 2008

mad monkeys...

a few months back MAD did a theme issue: MAD by monkeys, for monkeys. as a result i was informed that monroe wouldn't run that month. luckily for me fearless art director ryan "sexy" flanders had my back. the result was "great monkeys in american history"...





the layout also featured headshots to go along with the illos and blurb. never let it be said that i don't know how to make extra work for myself for the sake of an in-house joke...




as much as i enjoyed the job i still think with a decent heads up i could have come up with an awesome "monroe vs. the planet of the apes"...



7 comments:

Kagan M. said...

These last two posts were awesome Tom, thanks. Love that you're doing traditional stuff - it smokes digital!

GHGraphics said...

I too highly appreciate the fact that you do traditional. It just looks better! These images are great man.

tomfowler said...

hey kagan! always nice to hear. especially from bejeezussy-good colleagues like yourself.

although there is some computer creeping into my process, i am starting to feel a teensie bit left behind by the kids these days and their new-fangled computo-widgets. i just haven't got the time to learn anything new!

thanks garrett.

always nice to see that my audience has expanded past six people (lovely people though they are).

ps... nice cacti.

Tiffany said...

Aah, poor 'Corky' is about to be eaten.

tomfowler said...

..but he saw that poor family through the winter...

Kagan M. said...

Oh, I've been blurking for a while (I think that's what the tech teens call it). Had to come out of the shadows when I saw historical chimps.
But yeah, it's impossible not to use digital stuff here and there but the bottom line is when we look at your stuff we go "Wow, Tom Fowler!"
Not "Wow, photoshop!"

tomfowler said...

well then i thank you.

hopefully some more stuff soon.