Diddley-Bow Blues is a 60-Page graphic novella illustrated entirely in Black Prismacolor Pencil. An introspective story, written in an autobiographical style, that depicts the events leading to the main character's decision to build his own instrument and rejecting the norm of simply buying one.
Chiberian Warmer (Bomber Label Design) - Arcade Brewing Co.
Submission to Arcade Brewing's seasonal Public Brew competition. Lets be honest, who doesn't love a beer drinking yeti?
A Sasquatch made of hop leaves. Need I say more? Primarily drawn with a drawing nib, and more of a study of line and texture than anything else.
Wisconsin Is SURLY - Surly Brewing Co.
Collaborative poster for Surly Brewing's "Wisconsin Invasion". I feel very fortunate to have been commissioned to do the Western portion of our state, and collaborate with such talented local artists.
Clown Assassin (Bomber Label Design) - Recess Brewing LLC
Bomber label for Recess Brewing's Belgian-Style Dubbel Ale, "Clown Assassin". Individual bottles can be purchased at their taproom in Edwardsville, IL.
Illustrator Glassware Design - Tin Man Brewing Co.
Winner of Tin Man Brewing 's 21st Illustrator Series Glassware. Heavily influenced by vintage horror movie posters or the cover of pulp comics.
Beer is Love. Beer is Life.
What Were We Thinking?! Stout (Concept Poster/Advertisement)
When nothing is sacred, abominations such as this are spawned. At what point will experimental craft brewing go too far?
Coaster Design - Surly Brewing Co.
Submission to Surly Brewing Company's annual Coaster Design Competition. The prize - Fame, Glory.. and of course Free Beer!
Vinyl Sticker Design - Recess Brewing LLC
Initially this design was submitted to Recess Brewing for their summer Tee Shirt Contest on April 26th, 2015. The design was not selected as a winner, but the rights were instead purchased by Recess Brewing to use in their other merchandising.
Presentation Character Illustrations
These character illustration sets were made for Jessica Polzer, a reference librarian at the UW-Stout Library, to use in her classroom presentations. I was asked to make these because the default character sets that came with her presentation software looked a little too "corporate" for the college crowd.
My Contributions to The Infinite Corpse
The Infinite Corpse is a collaborative web comic that is curated by Trubble Club out of Chicago, IL. My submissions follow contributions by Chema Peral and Richard Sala. (These contributions went live on the Infinite Corpse website on 2/5/2015 and 4/2/2015.)
Chris Richardson Comics © 2017