Thursday, June 30, 2011

Yours Truly Johnny Dollar

The first in a series of cover illustrations for Radio Archives is the classic detective, Johnny Dollar. The old time radio program, "Yours Truly Johnny Dollar" was no mystery to me! I've been a fan of the series for a number of years and it's one of my favorites. Along with music, I listen to a lot of OTR in my studio while working. So, it's very exciting for me to be involved with creating artwork for the Radio Archives collections. I really needed this cover to appeal to die hard fans of the show as well as for a possible new audience. After selecting a thumbnail concept, I developed a tight sketch for approval and then painted the finished art.

The collection is available in stores or directly from the Radio Archives website:


pak said...

That art is TRULY incredible. Makes me want to buy it, so I guess you hit your mark with that illustration!

Kathy Curis said...

Oh man, I love this!! Just started following you, as an artist with a blog I feel like I can learn so much from seeing your process, this is great.

Douglas Klauba said...

Thank you! ...and yes, buy it from Radio Archives. It's a great show to listen to. @Kathy, I will try to keep up with the process. Please let me know if you ever have any questions. I don't mind going back and forth with posting comments in order to give more insight.