Initially I was commission to create a simple promotional image for the Sacramento News & Review, a large circulation Alt Weekly newspaper serving California's capital city. The image was for a postcard mailed to potential advertisers announcing SN&R's annual "Best of Sacramento" issue. I designed and illustrated the futuristic reporter, while the background text and graphics were created by art director Don Button.
The postcard was followed by my drawing the cover and several interior illustrations for the News & Review's 16th Annual Best of Sacramento issue. The theme of the issue, aside from Best Of, was TIMEWARP - a series of articles about Sacramento's past, present, and future written by the aforementioned fictional time traveling reporter.
I have to credit Don with most of the ideas for the illustrations and the issue’s visual design. It was his time machine, I was just along for the ride.