Everywhere Nadja goes in her neighborhood in Brooklyn, she sees Dads out with their kids: pushing their strollers, buying them ice-cream, taking them to the park. Fathers even stole the show in Chris Ware’s recent Mother’s Day cover. How would you depict modern fatherhood? Put on those Father’s Day ties and start sketching! (Full submission guidelines at the bottom of this post)
Here are a few published New Yorker covers for inspiration:
-By Leonard Dove
- By HA (Bob Zoell)
- By Charles Burns
-By William Joyce
To enter each week’s contest, please send sketches on this week’s theme. Use the submissions page or email submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org. I prefer sketches to finished work and good ideas to good drawings. Please send files in as jpegs under 1mb, and label the file with firstname.lastname. The deadline is Thursday at noon (NYC time). The themes on the Blown Covers website closely mirror what I suggest to the New Yorker artists I already work with. This blog and contest are informal and not affiliated with the magazine but I’m always on the lookout for ideas. Please keep submissions confidential in case they are selected for later publication. The winning sketch (according to my own subjective whims) will be posted here on Friday.