1/14/11

catered cafe


Here's my latest illustration for Today's Parent magazine. The article is about parents actually hiring a caterer to feed their kids healthy, nutritious and trendy lunches in the school cafeteria. I don't know, I kinda liked those pizza burgers and tater tots I grew up eating in my grade school cafeteria.

40 comments:

Keith said...

Great illustration!

I agree completely with you. There was nothing better than that greasy pizza we had every Friday.

michele said...

Wow- The lengths grownups will go to make sure kids eat everything on their plates!
What a feast for the eyes this illo is! ;o)

Philip Morgan said...

My school used to sell wonderfully tasty pizza slices for 50p each, that's about 79¢ at today's exchange rate. That said, I think I'd prefer that kids roast chicken. Mm m.

Patti said...

This is great. Very funny!

Junko Miyakoshi said...

Awesome characters!!

Cheers,
Junko

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

This is fabulous!! I love the look on the other kid's face. Oh don't I know that feeling he he he he! This is super cool. Your style is just breath taking! I could look at this all day. It's magnificent. The colors really pop! The butler is RAD man!!! he he he he! Can you believe it? I will be 50 in two more years. OOh it sounds weird when I say it. Thanks so much for the compliments dude. You made my day. I send you many, many hugs and well wishes too.
Nessa

Brad said...

i kinda like them too :)

amazing illo as always!

ChasingtheCrayon said...

Great style, love the face of the waiter.

sneaker-scandal said...

Heh, adorable. I love that kid's smile and waiter's eyebrows :] I'm glad to have found your work via Illustration Friday! Following you now :)

-Reg
http://www.wedgienet.net

k.h.whitaker said...

this is wonderful, I really love your style. Vanessa is right, the butler is fabulous!

Juan said...

Fantastic!!!!
Have a nice weekend!

INDIGENE said...

Very cool and I remember those great lunch days! lol!

salli s. swindell said...

i'll take that sandwich and banana any day! look at their cool shirts!!! mr. butler's chin is making me laugh...

Gorillustrator said...

Great work as usual Michael.

fhiona galloway said...

fab work as always :0)))

erin said...

very fun. I always got the wonder bread surprise.

Tamara Henderson said...

really great illustration!

Kelly Light said...

Such a fun illo! Great colors too!

Sjan Weijers said...

This illo goes right to the point I think.. parents can't cook well enough for their kids because they must work so hard to be able to afford the caterer :)

Oh and there is a rat drawing on my blog you might like..!

josh pincus is crying said...

very cool illustration. you have a terrific style.

Tracy said...

I love this :) That chicken looks yummy! (BTW I'm a Kindergarten teacher, and please believe me when I tell you that those pizzas and tater tots you ate looooong ago are not nearly as "yummy" now as you remember :)! School lunches are BLECH!)

donny* said...

To think that my kid would be deprived of cafeteria pizza and tots ... well, let's just say its a scary thought. Another amazing illustration.

heidialdin said...

This is wonderful! Great characters!

String said...

Love the boys! Especially the one in the stripey T.

lincoln said...

Don't forget the pork rib patty sandwiches! Great work as always— I love the look of the dumbfounded boy...

Rico said...

The world is getting stranger and stranger... lovely illustration :-)

Shan Van said...

I'm doing a presentation on Today's parent for a course I'm taking and I came across your site in a google search. I am a frequent reader of the magazine and have always ADORED the art work accompanying the articles. I was so happy to come across your blog, the artist of some of my favorite ones! I LOVE your work. Thank you for adding something beautiful to the pages of my favorite parenting magazine. Keep up the good work.

Kacey said...

Love your style! I don't know how I got away with it as a kid, but sometimes they let me fill my ENTIRE tray with mashed potatoes, even the spot where the silverware was supposed to go....Anyways lol, I love your characters and colors too!

Gulzar said...

amazing. Love the space.

Jmontiel said...

very cool illustration!!!

Shirley said...

Are you kidding? Hiring a caterer?!! Oh my. What a super illustration, Michael..you've captured the expressions wonderfully. I am right there with you with tator tots! Your characters, especially le Caterer are super..I love his nose, his eyes, his whole demeanor. Great job!

Caroline Vanden Abeele said...

Rhooooooo... Life's unfair..! Good head all... Love it

Roger Simó said...

I think I've already told you: I love your work. This illustration is absolutely beautiful.

Andrew W. Moir said...

So very cool! The characters, the colors, the textures, the details and shapes... all around awesome stuff! :)

damon said...

very cool i like!

lirios bou said...

I really love your style!
It looks so retro...

It's simply perfect! :)

paloma said...

Beautiful illustrations!

Dam Ferreira said...

Lovely

Francisco Martins said...

Haha, super cool, love the concept! the idea of nouvelle cuisine in school cafeteria is so funny :D
The illustration is of course completely amazing as always :)

Francesca Carabelli said...

I love your work so much!!!
Thanks for visiting my blog and give me the chance to discover your art! ;-))