I was just in NYC recently. Sari, my agent, handed me something that was mailed to her for me. Turns out I got a plaque for second place for ‘Excellence in Illustration’ for Hawaii Publishers Association Awards for this piece I did for Honolulu Magazine about feral cats in Honolulu. Had no idea it was even entered for anything.
This was an interesting assignment. I enjoyed the challenge but definitely didn’t enjoy the subject matter. I was almost sick to my stomach when reading about this dark time in East St. Louis. It’s another eye opening moment in history that reminds us to just love one another and treat EVERYONE with love and the respect we’d want for ourselves. You can learn more at Wikipedia or just Googling 1917 race riots in East St. Louis.