2013 Drawger Annual
Releasing the Drawger Annual is always a bit bitter-sweet for me. For a while, it's like having my own private gallery. Nobody else is allowed in until I decide to open up the doors.
Well, the doors are open and I've left some cheese and wine by the fire escape! Welcome to the show.
The great BILL MAYER did this years poster at the last possible minute. I asked him to think about it three days ago, and yesterday he sent me five (count em) options. Who says the days of 'can do spirit' are in the past? Not Mr. Mayer, I tell ya!
I've always been inspired by Bill's series of Letters to Lee, so I sort of begged him to do something similar for the good people of Drawger.
Why the cat won one, I have no idea. I had to pick one, that's all I can say about it.
Thanks to everyone who made 2013 amazing!
Z I M M
The Illoz Volunteers
And nine scruffy kids.
Does it get any better?
I seriously doubt it.
Every year, since I don't even know when, illoz has sponsored a baseball team in the fall.
This year, please stand up and do the wave for the illoz Volunteers.
Take a look at this kid to the left (not the big ugly guy....the shorter one). If I had a poster kid for why I do this every year, he's my man!
These kids don't know it yet, but the illoz logo on every one of their shirts was designed by Leo Espinosa. Thanks Leo! One day they will all grow up to love baseball and illustration, which goes without saying. But most of all they will sing the praises of Leo Espinosa. And who can blame them?
The illoz Volunteers play the great game of T-Ball.
For those who don't know what T-Ball is, it's the only sport that isn't included in the Olympics that should be.
I mean, come on! Is Syncronized Swimming better than THIS? No way!
Hold on just a minute...
I might be changing my poster kid to this guy! He put on his sunglasses for the ladies, and two of them are on his team. I approve!
You go player! illoz has your back, but look out because one of those girls is hitting clean-up!.