1.13.2011

muppets in Chi Town


sounds like a musical, right?
The is this weeks cover of the Chicago Reader - I painted it out Monday night. The whole process went really fast - It was about the "hidden hands" in the mayoral campaign - the people behind the scene, calling the shots. They wanted to feature one candidate in particular - Rahm Emanuel - so the idea was to do a conceptual portrait. Fun. this is what I came up with, along with some roughs.
Interesting side note Rahm is missing half his finger on his right hand - AND so is his campaign manager ... weird.

7 comments:

Chris Whetzel said...

It's great, I can actually see and hear him talking in my head. Muppets rule.

Ale Diaz said...

I was wondering about the missing finger, haha. Love the muppet look.

mark smith said...

Love the title in the shadow, great work. Missing fingers? Is that some kind of weird masonic ritual?

pete ryan said...

Thanks for the kind words - the finger part kinda bugs me cause w/o an explanation it just looks like a mistake. ahh well.
Mark - wish i could take credit for the title like that - that was all the AD's idea.

Yuta Onoda said...

Great work Pete!! :)

Victo Ngai said...

YESSSSSS! Great look, great ideas,win-win!

brezinka said...

Love this final Pete! Great work.