Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sorry, Charlie

I don't usually get hired to draw licensed characters, but Starkist Tuna commissioned me to create this special print celebrating the 50th birthday of their mascot, Charlie Tuna.

I'm a sucker for 50s/60s animation in the first place, so I really wanted to bring that style to this piece. I watched a ton of their old ads for research, and the level of craftsmanship and personality that comes through in them is just amazing. Charlie is such a great character and I really tried to do him (and his pals) justice.