Cover for this weeks City Pages. The story is about a man who ends up in a drunken bar fight, punching a guy once, and killing him. It was kinda tricky to find the right concept because it was important to be sensitive to the victim, i didnt want to depict him at all if i didnt have to. Its also not like the man meant to kill him, it was a total accident - and he's paying for it with jail time.
In the end everyone loses, which is a good reason not to fight, i suppose.
The chalk outline cast like a shadow seemed like the right solution - i liked the connection it suggests. The AD was clear he wanted something pretty graphic - had to channel my inner Tomac to get those shadows right ;)
Couple of roughs as well, there were lots more: