New York Observer
posted: June 16, 2010
This was for Nancy Butkus at the New York Observer. The story addresses Anna Carter, the wife and woman behind the curtain to Vanity Fair editor and man about town Graydon Carter. It appears that she is the peanut butter to his jelly, holding things together when need be.
I've been sort of circling the Observer for a while, looking for a way in. I was under the impression that it was strictly a native New Yorker club as far as illustrators go. I had known it as the playground of Juhasz, Burke, Freidman, and Grossman. All giants. When I started researching material for this job I flipped through "THE KINGDOM OF NEW YORK" - a compilation of the best of the Observer over the years. The art in there is simply draw (ha ha..ehh) dropping.
But apparently they've opened things up a bit and had some of us from the hinterlands throw our two cents in. This is my kind of gig. I get to retreat to my default setting of 13 year old in the back of the class making fun of those who are in charge.
Thanks Nancy!
A little reference shot. All that time at the arcade finally paid off....
Great face!...

Carl Wiens June 16, 2010
Nicely done, Dale.
Nancy Butkus June 16, 2010
thank you. and no, you do have to live in the 212 area code (hello Philip Burke in Buffalo!) to get a cover assignment!
Drew Friedman June 16, 2010
A wonderful debut dale! Just tremendous. Big Congrats!
Ellen Weinstein June 16, 2010
Congrats on the cover, Dale!!
Kyle T Webster June 16, 2010
Like that reflected light on his face! Congratulations on the cover, and nice job!
John Dykes June 16, 2010
Congrats Dale on an exciting Observer debut. Must be pretty nice to be among that fine family of artists and illustrators.
Harry June 17, 2010
I envy you likeness people, way to knock down that door bro. Sure you're now on their short list.
The wife June 17, 2010
Tell me....who is that woman holding that green creature? And did you pay her?
Jim Paillot June 17, 2010
Nice idea. Terrific piece.
Roberto Parada June 17, 2010
Nice Dale, Graydon has the best hair.