commissioned portraits and guest speakers

Denise Cronin

Denise Cronin

Art Director, Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers

Frances Foster

Frances Foster

Sr. Editor, Alfred A Knopf Books for Young Readers

Alan Cober

Alan Cober

illustrator/Abe Lincoln lookalike

Anita Kunz

Anita Kunz

illustrator - I wasn't her favorite greeting card artist - I know because I asked

Alvy Ray Smith

Alvy Ray Smith

Annie Finch

Annie Finch

poet

Art Spiegleman

Art Spiegleman

Comix artist, author of "Maus" - he spoke at UMKC

Barry Moser

Barry Moser

printmaker

Betye Saar

Betye Saar

assemblage artist

Dan Pirraro

Dan Pirraro

bad drawings of Bizzaro cartoonist

Bruno Monguzzi

Bruno Monguzzi

stylish Swiss graphic designer

Chris Kious

Chris Kious

founded A Piece of Cleveland (APOC) up-cycling old growth lumber from demolished homes

Chris Pullman

Chris Pullman

of PBS WGBH in Boston

Dave Owen

Dave Owen

KC native, New Yorker staff writer

Debbie Stoller

Debbie Stoller

she started Bust magazine and talked about "stitch-and-bitch" groups

Don Ranly

Don Ranly

professor, Missouri School of Journalism

Etienne Delessarte, illustrator

Etienne Delessarte, illustrator

I got to do a workshop with him - I had trouble reading him - we were never on the same wavelength

Food Week

Food Week

Gahan Wilson, cartoonist

Gahan Wilson, cartoonist

I worked up my sketches into the color portrait that he wasn't too crazy about

Gregory Amenoff

Gregory Amenoff

painter

Guy Billout, illustrator

Guy Billout, illustrator

before this I thought Mr. B-U's name was pronounced bill-out - I love his visual wit

J.Borges

J.Borges

S. American printmaker

sculptor James Surls

sculptor James Surls

Joe Garden

Joe Garden

great name for a writer at the Onion

J Otto Seibold, illustrator/picture book author

J Otto Seibold, illustrator/picture book author

he writes his name with J and Otto together so you say it like "Giotto"

judy Garlan

judy Garlan

art director at Atlantic Monthly at the time I think

Laddy John Dill

Laddy John Dill

he's a light and space artist but all I remember is that he had 2 of the same names as my friend John Dill

Lynda Barry

Lynda Barry

cartoonist/author/amazing spirit

Bill McGloughlin

Bill McGloughlin

director (at the time) of KC Symphony

Mona vanDuyn

Mona vanDuyn

poet

Mort Walker

Mort Walker

Beetle Bailey creator

Nicholas Blechman

Nicholas Blechman

illustrator/art director/designer and son of R. O. Blechman

Ricky Ian Gordon

Ricky Ian Gordon

composer

Rob Kapilow

Rob Kapilow

he led a series of concert/lectures about "what makes it [classical music] great"

Robert Stackhouse

Robert Stackhouse

sculptor

Roz Chast

Roz Chast

New Yorker cartoonist

Sabrina Ward Harrison

Sabrina Ward Harrison

artist/author

Simran Sethi, Indian American journalist

Simran Sethi, Indian American journalist

she said to get quality journalism you need to be willing to pay for it

Stefan Sagmeister, designer

Stefan Sagmeister, designer

great idea guy - I did a better drawing but gave it to him

Steven Guarnaccia, illustrator/designer

Steven Guarnaccia, illustrator/designer

the color portrait sparked a connection with Steven that led to work for the NY Times OpEd pages - a gracious man

Tom Allen, illustrator

Tom Allen, illustrator

Tom brought some great speakers to Hallmark when he taught at KU

Tomie dePaola, children's book author/illustrator

I got to do a workshop with him and gave him this caricature-he said it hung in his studio bathroom

Tony Seeger, ethnomusicologist

Tony Seeger, ethnomusicologist

I think he said he was Pete's cousin - he talked about Folkways Recordings

Vivienne Flescher

Vivienne Flescher

I asked her who her favorite greeting card artist was - it wasn't me

Walt Reed

Walt Reed

Illustration historian

poet, William Stafford

poet, William Stafford

mystery speakers

mystery speakers

sad testimony of the failure to take adequate notes

Terry Brown

Terry Brown

yet another failure at notekeeping

Bob Mardo

Bob Mardo

this piece was commissioned for a recognition of a most-likely deserving Hallmark employee

Phil Frerker

Phil Frerker

anniversary? farewell?

Clara Johnson Scroggins

Clara Johnson Scroggins

star Keepsakes collector

R Peak

R Peak

not sure who he is but he has a big hat - this wasn't used

pols

pols

three designs for a failed Shoebox test

Wayne Strickland

Wayne Strickland

...and some of his favorite things

Sally Luck

Sally Luck

I remember her being very appreciative - usually I never heard back from the people I caricatured

Dave Buehler

Dave Buehler

this might've been the last commissioned portrait of a H-mark employee

Marjorie

Marjorie

this may have been for a H-marker, for a relative

Marketing folks

Marketing folks

sketches for a series with them each in a crane (next piece)...

Marketing Development

Marketing Development

...an exercise in plaids

John Lewman

John Lewman

a study for the following illustration

field crew, outstanding in their field, etc

field crew, outstanding in their field, etc

for Crown Magazine - I edited out the cows that were in the background of the printed piece

Gift Sales

Gift Sales

sketches, proposed rough, and finish for Crown Magazine - so fun to do

Mark Woodward

Mark Woodward

Bill French and friends

Bill French and friends

sketches for the following piece

Bill French, of UMKC

Bill French, of UMKC

he had some connection to Hallmark - this was a nightmare, I cropped out most of the worst of it

Dennis Boege

Dennis Boege

I was able to get several things they asked for in this without it looking too forced

Derry & Anne

Derry & Anne

connected to Hallmark UK, maybe? very nit-picky piece

Andy Pence

Andy Pence

intern

Emily Blume

Emily Blume

intern

Frankie & Pier

Frankie & Pier

for a Hallmarker's offspring's wedding or engagement

greeter, or maybe not

greeter, or maybe not

Karen Piper

Karen Piper

I did a bigger painting but this was the only OK part

lounger

lounger

commissioned by someone at Hallmark but not sure who

Leslie Munsey

Leslie Munsey

Ken Cook

Ken Cook

Mike Wise

Mike Wise

I didn't scan the original before I sent it off