When I think of New Jersey, the first things which come to mind are The Boss, The Soprano's, Long Beach Island, Governor Chris Christie, and...Rutgers University. Judging from the variety of stories I illustrate for their alumni magazine, this dynamic school has much to offer our society. The drawing above is about a campus 'living-learning community' which aims to 'encourage the aspirations of female engineers by allowing them to live and study together, and forge nurturing bonds.'
|For a story about the eradication of brown stink bugs in New Jersey.|
On another end of the spectrum, the New Jersey Agricultural Experiment Station at Rutgers is studying methods of eradicating the brown stink bug, which is severely damaging crops in the mid-Atlantic states. For this drawing, I had fun depicting the Garden State as a leaf.
|For a story about Rutgers community outreach in Camden, N.J.|
Rutgers Alumni are always finding ways to support local communities. As an example, the Law School sets up free 'Ask a Lawyer' events in Camden. The Ben Franklin Bridge serves as a backdrop in this drawing.
Here are examples of the weird ideas that come to life in the sketch process:
|Ideas for Living Sleeping Science.|
|Ideas for Getting Rid of the Stink|
|Ideas for Good Neighbor Policy|
Thanks to John Van Cleaf and Michelle Cody for another satisfying assignment.