Books as hors d’oeuvres for this week’s Chicago Reader cover. It was a somewhat tight deadline. I got the go ahead at 10:30 on a Friday night but the assignment turned out to be a lot of fun to work on. I learned a couple of things from my AD about illustrating for newsprint: brighter colors are better as the colors tend to dull out during the printing process. I also tried to keep the pastels/whites to a minimum as the text in the back will have a tendency to bleed through with those tones.