I received a nice email from long time TFIB friend Mickey Duzyj letting me know he’d completed several sports related illustrations for the recently released Grantland Quarterly, issue three. Mickey created such an amazing cover, which covers the most important events of last winter.
The New York Giants’ second Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, the very sudden rise of New York Knicks’ guard Jeremy Lin, the death of the ultimate diva Whitney Houston, the sweet spot of NBA nerd fashion, and much more.
It’s amazing how he’s able to convey these epic scenes so seamlessly. The plotting and layout of this image is a work of art all on it’s own. Plus it’s pretty rad that he used a Giants themed color palette for the whole piece, making it even more consistent. On the inside he’s illustrated how to Dougie, and in the back he’s got a wide variety of different people (and creatures) taking a Tebow knee to pray, which is pretty hysterical. A big thanks to Mickey for pointing this my way, I’m totally going to pick up a copy.