Cricket & Spider

by Mark on May 11, 2009

A couple months ago I did some illustrations for both Cricket and Spider magazines, and they just came out in the May/June issue. These were really fun jobs and the people were great to work with. It’s funny that both stories revolved around a similar character (a grumpy old guy).

The Spider illustrations were for a poem called ‘Mr. Ollie Odenhofer’ by Monica Gudlewski. Please excuse the image quality. I haven’t gotten the originals back yet so I just took a snapshot of the magazines.

The Cricket illustrations were for a tall Tale called ‘Making Do’ by Joan E. McCarthy.


Many thanks go out to Sue and Karen for involving me in these projects.

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Chris Rahn May 11, 2009 at 10:10 pm

These look amazing, the paint quality’s immaculate. Good work man, love the characters too.

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Kerry May 12, 2009 at 4:43 am

These are so great! Are you going to get hard copies? how many? (wink)

when does your highlights story come out?

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Dusty May 12, 2009 at 11:01 pm

Really nice work as usual Mark. The characters are all really fun to look at, even down to the pigeons.

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Frank May 13, 2009 at 9:25 pm

these are hillarious!
the modern day old man could be the decendant to the old german man!

great to see new work!!
scanning the actual magazine, you show off!

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Betty May 17, 2009 at 12:33 am

Mark!!!!
these looks SO good, great job!
amazing ;)

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Ivan M May 19, 2009 at 2:01 am

Wow! Glad to see you updated! And what an update! Great work Mark!

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The Meyers May 21, 2009 at 7:53 pm

Those look awesome, good job Mark!

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Ian T. Kirkpatrick June 8, 2009 at 5:15 am

Awesome work Mark! Keep it up man!

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Sherry Rogers June 11, 2009 at 1:48 am

These are just wonderful. . .love the old man!!

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Chris Rahn July 21, 2009 at 9:02 pm

New Post! New Post! :)

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Dusty July 29, 2009 at 8:31 am

TIME TO UPDATE

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