Chicago Lawyer Magazine’s March issue
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I recently completed cover art and an interior illustration for the March issue of Chicago Lawyer Magazine. The editorial team wanted to replicated the style of penny dreadful comic strips from the Victorian era, complete with intricate border designs and a reworking of their masthead to give it a hand drawn look. Each illustration reflects an article in the issue.
I also got to illustrate their main article, which centred on law firms more focused on the size of their firms than the quality of the work they do. Any time someone gives you the opportunity to draw Maxine Waters and Chuck Grassley in an old timey boxing match AND a lawyer in Metroid armor you’d better jump at it!

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