August 26, 2014

"Native Son" theatre play

For the play "Native Son" for Chicago Magazine.

Alot of good illustration has already been done for it, so I felt challenged.

I thought an early scene with the metaphoric rat had some good visual potential.

Luckily the AD on this Jacqueline Cantu saw the potential in the first one, even though I had started favoring others.

 The play is set in 1930's Chicago so I did a bit of history research for the skyline.

Here's the piece in print.

However, if I was to do this for a play poster, I wouldn't need to reference the theatre curtain.
So I would have done it like this.

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