The truth of matter is that since an encounter between my right wrist and an icy manhole cover in 2001, I haven't been able to draw that well, or very often. Before that, my skills were pretty questionable anyway, but I did land an on-going and really fun card game project with the great folks at Chronicle Books called RubberNeckers.
The third in the series is just arriving on shelves, titled Flying Rubber Neckers. The art director for this, Tracy Johnson, was absolutely a dream for me to work with. I need a bit more time to do illustration work since 2001, because my wrist starts to hurt and also because I rarely like the results any more and end up doing other drawings, trying my best to make them look as good as they can be. It's kind of tedious stuff, but Tracy was fantastic. She gave me lots of time and didn't seem to mind me complaining about my lost dexterity.
The writers for this are the brothers, Mark and Matthew Lore. I don't hear from them much, but when I do they're pretty hilarious.
Anyway - it's cool to be able to draw every once in a while, and Chronicle Books simply rocks.
The art you posted looks fantastic, Zimm. More! More!
I feel for you, about your wrist injury; I've been struggling with a disk injury for more than three years, but it's finally very much better. Sometimes these things take a very long time.
Anyway, I'll have to buy Flying Rubber Neckers for teh little rubber neckers in my life!
JTDecember 8, 2006
Wonderful illustrations! You can actually get the book now on sale (40% off) at Chronicle Books' own site during their Holiday Sale
Rob DunlaveyDecember 8, 2006
Maybe Rubberneckers will be under few Christmas Trees this year…hint hint?
David FlahertyDecember 8, 2006
Zimm, I cannot even imagine the hell you have been thru with that wrist thing. Look it did lead to new great things like drawger, so satan works in strange ways sometimes.
Jeff MooresDecember 8, 2006
LOVE the dog tripped-out in shades, he's cooler than a cat!!
Damn! So your wrist is still hurting! That really bites. I feel for you, man!! Can you get therapy or is it as good as it's gonna get?
MY knee really aches now that the cold weather is here. In the summer I roller ski and bike and the warm weather is a god send. Now it's cold but no snow yet so I can't xc ski... but I some how I have to force myself outside to exercise and keep it moving. I can barely put weight on it after sitting at the slanted board for a while.....
Never get old! Worse: Never get old and injured!
Hang in there Brotha!!
John DykesDecember 9, 2006
The illos look really super! It comes as a surprise to me that you have been working under those conditions - hope you are able to fully recover. I look forward to seeing RubberNeckers!
J.D. KingDecember 9, 2006
Ignore the wrist pain! Gobble oxycontin like ju-ju-bees, and give us MORE!!!
We at Drawger demand MORE!!!
Edel RodriguezDecember 11, 2006
Hey, these look cool. I like the shapes and the thick line.