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EVERYBODY NEEDS A MASK

Current project

Teaming up together with Chinetha Hall and the Hasani Management Group in Cleveland, Ohio, I am illustrating their wonderful and enthusiastic COVID-19 PSA which encourages mask wearing and staying safe.

 
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THE CONCEPT ART

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In creating a world that holds a mirror up to our own, it's crucial to capture humanity as it is - or rather, as we are -We come in different shapes and sizes, and with COVID sweeping the planet and everyone (ideally) covering their faces for protection, it is important to have a diverse group of characters so that the material does not seem redundant.

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Chinetha Hall and I agreed that a superhero theme would be a  concept to explore. It establishes a clear "good and bad" scenario: wearing a mask and staying safe equates to being a good guy; a superhero. And COVID-19 as a whole represents that antagonistic force that heroes find themselves battling with.


The inspiration for the young hero depicted comes from Chinetha Hall's young daughter.  

 
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EVERYBODY NEEDS A MASK

By Chinetha Hall

With an anticipated publication date of early February, we hope that this book encourages more people to continue to wear masks to push back against the pandemic that is intruding on our very way of life. 


To hear the PSA that inspired this book, Visit Hasani Management Inc.  

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