Nefarious: The Cruelest Show On Earth

The first thing that came to mind when I saw this week’s Illustration Friday word, Nefarious, was, of course, a Snidley Whiplash style mustache. That idea grew into this illustration supporting a ban on the use of wild animals in circuses:

Numerous countries have banned the use of wild animals in circuses. If you live in the U.S. or any of the other countries that have not, please voice your support for a ban of the cruel and completely unnecessary use of wild animals in this way.


So this morning I was thinking maybe I should focus my artistic energy on animal-rights/veganism etc., you know, stuff that reflects what I really care about (like the comic I recently started). Later, I got an email from PETA, you know, the kind that makes your blood boil, so I started thinking about it MORE.  A bit later still, I decided to listen to an interview with illustrator Keri Smith and she said the key to getting published is doing your best work, the work that’s really meaningful to you, and I look up at the email on my screen (I was at my day-job as a Logistics Specialist) from a carrier looking for a phone number for a customer and my eyes land on the customer’s address. The street name? Sanctuary Ct… Sanctuary is the name of my comic. All coincidence, I know, but still…

Anyway, here’s a series of reusable sandwich / snack bags I designed to subtly promote veganism, i.e. don’t eat animals, eat LIKE an animal:

and a mockup of a drinking cup to go with your sandwiches and snacks: