June weddings are a tradition that dates back to ancient Roman times. According to my brief internet research, Juno, Roman Goddess of Marriage, brought prosperity and wealth to all those who married in her month. “Mary in May, and rue the day,” an old proverb goes. New Yorker June wedding covers are a tradition that date back nearly as long - to the second year of the magazine’s existence, in 1926. What would your June wedding cover be? Put on those tuxedos and gowns and start sketching! (Full submission instructions at the bottom of this post)
Here are some published New Yorker covers to inspire you:
- By M. Scott Miller
- By Mark Ulriksen
- By Lou Romano
To enter each week’s contest, please send sketches on this week’s theme. Use the submissions page or email submissions to email@example.com. 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.