Secret Lives of US Presidents for Quirk Books
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Earlier this year I had the chance to create a series of illustrations for Quirk Books’ “The Secret Lives of US Presidents.” This is a fun historical series that focuses on some of the more obscure factoids about those who’ve held the “highest” office in American politics. I was tasked with creating a whopping 45 illustrations for each president and create images that had a humorous bent. Any fan of politics and history would get a kick out of Cormac O’Brien’s guide to the colorful and conflicted characters that have populated the White House.

Eugene Smith
Chicago, USA
Tel: 1 773 647 5851

I am an artist and illustrator based in Chicago, Illinois. I graduated from the Academy of Art University in San Francisco, California with a degree in Painting & Drawing… Show more.

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"Eugene Smith is one of my very favorite illustrators, and I've worked with a ton. He has illustrated 8 or 9 books for my company (including several award winners & at least one New York Times bestseller). His illustrations are always packed with imaginative and rewarding details. He brings a million creative ideas to every assignment. He makes terrific use of light and shadow. He never cuts corners. And he has never, ever missed a deadline. We just hired him for a new project and I can't wait to hire him again."
— Jason Rekulak, Publisher at Quirk Books