Here’s a little horn tootin’ for you.
Last year, Newsmax magazine approached me about using one of my illustrations for the cover of their May 2012 issue. I hesitated somewhat in that there’s not much Newsmax and I share in terms of politics…but hey, my work doesn’t get to make the cover of national magazines every day and I welcomed the exposure. Also, the negotiated fee wasn’t half bad.
So I tweaked the illustration over a period of a week and the result was this.
Newsmax was happy with the cover. I was happy with the cover (less so about the story that accompanied it but not a big deal). Then, last week, the Florida Magazine Association had their annual Charlie Awards which awards excellence for print and digital magazine publishing in Florida. Newsmax is circulated nationally but is headquartered in West Palm Beach.
The Charlie Awards competition “crowns publishers, writers, editors, artists, photographers, printers, marketers and others as the best among their peers in scores of categories.” One of those categories is Best Cover for print magazines with a circulation of 50,000 and more.
The envelope please.