Here's something both good and, well, kinda too bad.
I was a huge Hartford Whalers fan. In their last season in Hartford, I designed a third jersey for them (It’s below). They were great about it and sent me some tickets and had me to a game, expressing how much they liked it. Alas, they ended up moving that year. The only person besides the Whalers' staff that saw that sketch was a colleague of mine.
When the new group wanting to bring Whalers hockey back to Hartford was in town, that colleague connected them with me. What a chance for me –– creating a uniform for the team in Hartford!
Things went pretty well in the process at first. Lots of back-and-forth of what they wanted, lots of sketching, designs, and artwork. I thought we were going great –– I did what they asked and more, and they used almost all of the work I did. The thing is, they just didn't appreciate it enough to pay for it.
The worst part for me wasn't the lack of payment, it was that another artist was allowed to take credit for my work –– with the Whale's blessing – his work is here. It's disappointing and unfortunate.
You can see the path of my work and the even the logo I created for the Festival and outdoor game they are having in East Hartford. It's a pretty shady way to treat a long-time fan.
MY FIRST BOOK
His parent’s have tried everything to get their sighing son to smile – but nothing works. Then, when mother comes home and announces she’s expecting, that’s just the ticket to make her young son beam – a SISTER! It’s a rhyming children’s book. Click on the book to read it at full size.