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Editorial Illustration concept for an article about – “Naming bands after birds is in decline”

This piece is for a fictional magazine cover and editorial spread. The article would be about bands with bird names. I watched a documentary which talked about all the great bands named after birds… especially great jazz bands. (sorry grammar folks, I cannot figure out the em dash on this keyboard, hopefully, Dot, Dot, Dots will work)

The sole purpose of the illustration is to attract attention to the magazine/article. It’s an abstract design with bold colors. If you saw this magazine on a news rack, I believe you would pick it and read it.

Please note: If this were real I would adjust the article title on the cover and a few other things in the page spread. I just have not had to do so…
Hi all, It’s me -Illustrator Morgan V. Phillips
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Seeds and Worms | Dreaded To-Do List

SINGLE PANEL: Sunrise inside Baker’s nest – Baker is talking to Bug.
BAKER: “Bug!… How often do you think about things you need to take care of?”
BUG: “Every three seconds”
CAPTION BOX: EARLY BIRD ROUTINES

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Seeds and Worms | Getting Up Early for a fresh cup of coffee

SINGLE PANEL: Sunrise Somewhere – Baker is talking to Bug on a tree branch.
BAKER: “Getting up early never gets old…especially when I have a fresh cup of coffee not old…”
CAPTION BOX: Early Bird Routines…

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Seeds and Worms | Tropical Music

SINGLE PANEL: Sunrise on a tropical island in the Caribbean – Baker is playing his trumpit.

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Seeds and Worms | You feeling it?

SINGLE PANEL: Sunrise in somewhere – Baker is playing the trumpet
CAPTION BOX: You Feel-IN IT?!…

Seeds and Worms – Trumpet
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Illustration

Night at the Crabby Bungalow

Inspired by ghost stories from the Charleston SC area.

Night at the crabby bungalow – Charleston SC

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Dear Stosh

I’m all Camped Out

Stosh Kay helps a stressed-out mom save her family camping vacation

‘Stosh Kay’

Dear Stosh: We just arrived. It was the longest ride from Throggs Neck, NY to our usual family get-a-way in Saratoga Springs, NY. For many years we’ve traveled to the same place for our family camping vacation. The trip has barely begun, and I feel all camped out. This year it seems like too many years at the same place. And to make it worse, the kids were horrific during the trip. I’m pretty sure I have lost half of my hair from the stress of it. I’m sure you can imagine – Minivan with five kids, two adults, one dog, one rabbit, and a pet hermit crab that could not be left at home says my youngest.

On-the-road my husband just kept quiet stared forward and drove as fast as he could. (We were almost run off the road several times by semi-trucks and random jumping deer, but my husband is a skilled driver) Somehow he was able to ignore all of the brats the entire trip.

What did that mean for me? It meant taking hours of crazy kids and pets management. Who knew hermit crabs have to take frequent restroom breaks as often as a three-year-old. As you can probably understand, I am toast. I know what the next week of camping will be like and I just don’t know if I can take it. Please help I’m all CAMPED OUT

Can Stosh help this stressed camped out mom?

Dear CAMPED OUT: You’re in luck. Not all is lost. First, I recommend you stop unpacking the gear, the kids, and pets and throw them back into the minivan. Next, bump your deadbeat husband to the passenger seat, because you are about to take control of this trip.

Where are you going, I know you’re asking? Do you want a place of tranquility? Are you looking to simply relax and forget about it all while your family is out all day on adventures? I’m sure it’s yes to it all. I found you a groovy little place very close by where you can just chill like a queen while the kids tear each other apart, collecting poison ivy in the nearby forest.

I’m sending you to an Authentic Mongolian Yurt. It’s just a couple of miles away. It’s where you can have your own private healing sanctuary to get some deep relaxation while the rest of the family pitch their tents right next door. Your healing retreat awaits. You will be alright. I’ve already made your reservations.

Photo Credit WIKI – Mark Fischer
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TO HERE (with five kids in a minivan)
PLEASE NOTE: STOSH KAY IS A FICTIONAL CHARACTER FOR ENTERTAINMENT PURPOSES ONLY. ANY RESEMBLANCE TO PERSONS LIVING OR DEAD IS PURELY COINCIDENTAL. THE STORIES ARE MADE UP. PLEASE DO NOT TAKE ADVICE FROM STOSH KAY. AS NEEDED, PLEASE SEEK PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANCE FOR ANY ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE WHILE CAMPING, HIKING, OR ANY INDOOR OR OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES.

If you like Dear Stosh, you might like Baker Burroughs in our Seeds and Worms cartoon

Baker and Stosh - Seeds and Works Cartoon / Comic
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Seeds and Worms | Free Upgrade

Seeds and Worms | Bug gets a free digital upgrade.

SINGLE PANEL: Sunrise in Silicone Valley – Baker is talking to Bug, who is now a robot.
BAKER: Bug!… Something looks different about you.
BUG: I got an email for a free digital upgrade. With NO activation FEE.
BAKER: My friend…You’re a real Digi-Buddy Bug now!

Seeds and Worms | Digital Upgrade in life

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Seeds and Worms

Find s bitcoin and pick it up and the rest of the day you have good luck

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Snapshots :: Editorial Spot Illustrations

Snapshot Illustration | DMO Article – Leverage Outdoor Recreation

This snapshot illustration is for an article posted on Medium.com by RootsRated about using US states’ outdoor recreation, national and state parks to help drive tourism. It’s an older article but during the pandemic, it seems very relevant in helping the states stay running. Of course, the article could be updated for proper COVID safety. I created a Snapshot Illustration to help promote it again on Twitter.

PLEASE NOTE: This was not a commission. It was created to help promote an article I liked and to help promote my editorial illustrations.
2016 Post on Twitter – Retweeted with the illustration to see you it receives new engagement.