Inspiration from The New Yorker

After subscribing to and reading The New Yorker, two things happened:

  1. I wanted to submit my own writing and artwork to the magazine.
  2. I craved a Bay Area version of the magazine.

I decided I would go for both of them.

I kind-of-jokingly floated the idea of creating a limited edition, one-time version of “The San Franciscan” to friends, casually recruiting them to write pieces and contribute to the magazine.

Meanwhile, I submitted one cartoon and one humorous article, fit for the Shouts & Murmurs section, to The New Yorker for review. I decided that if the two pieces didn’t get accepted, I would use them for The San Franciscan, so it would be a win either way. Unfortunately, I can’t share them here because The New Yorker doesn’t accept any previously published pieces — even if it’s just on a personal blog. The New Yorker cartoon review process can take up to 6 months, so I’ll let you know how that turns out in a few months 😉

Logo & Cover Art

November Issue (2018)

Since the content creation was semi-in-process, I decided to focus on the logo and cover art. I created a logo mimicking The New Yorker font and created an illustration that I felt represented current events in San Francisco at the time to show it off (this was during the apocalyptic smoke incident from the Paradise Camp Fire).

Cover Art Challenge

A Representative Cover Every Month

To practice different artistic styles, I decided I would challenge myself to create a representative cover each month over the course of the next year. The three covers above represent potential covers for November (2018), December (2018), and January (2019).

Stay Tuned!

Stay tuned for more about The San Franciscan! Email me if you want to sign up for our limited edition copy, which will be published in March, 2019 😉 We still have to do some monetary evaluations, but each issue will probably cost around $10.