Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Running with Psychos

Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's quiz show, Wait, Wait, Don't Tell Me! writes a monthly column for Runner's World, and I've been asked to illustrate it this month. When Peter travels on tour with his show, he often calls local running clubs to see if he can join a morning run with some other folks... often getting rides from total strangers in the middle of the night. This of course makes him think about 
being murdered by some psychopathic marathon runner... 

Had an initial idea for the color that worked in theory, but not in form. Wanted to make it spooky and unify the group in blue shadowy colors... but you lose the fun of seeing all the props. In fact, some of the characters need local color (as opposed to analogous colors) to help identify who they are. So, I came up with another color idea, which worked better. 

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