Turn Back the Sox. Week 1.

The White Sox asked me to contribute to their Turn Back the Sox series, which can be seen on the White Sox official Facebook and Twitter. Here's my first contribution. 

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Third Pitch. A story by Berent. Illustrated in one page by Skanberg.

Jake Berent commissioned me to do a drawing of a White Sox game that has become legendary in his family. I think the drawing became a gift for his dad. The story behind this drawing is told in a blog post by Jake. Read it here. 

I don't know if I can believe in the called shot with the help of grandma, but I think it is fun to know that a memorable moment for all Sox fans lives on a completely different level in the Berent family. 

I don't know if I can believe in the called shot with the help of grandma, but I think it is fun to know that a memorable moment for all Sox fans lives on a completely different level in the Berent family. 

Thrift Store Frames

My daughter and I went to Goodwill and picked out some small frames, for future cartoons. She thought the Uncle frame was really funny, so we bought it. Here are the cartoons that went into the frames.

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Yes. That looks like David Letterman. No, he's not my uncle. 

Yes. That looks like David Letterman. No, he's not my uncle. 

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Cubs at White Sox. July 26, 2017.

I sketched the Cubs and Sox at the GRate, back in July. 

On the field before the game. 

On the field before the game. 

Walking the concourse around the start of the game. A real Cubs fan on the fake Harold Baines. 

Walking the concourse around the start of the game. A real Cubs fan on the fake Harold Baines. 

Sketchbook scorebook. Yoan Moncada's first career home run. Not a great game, otherwise, for the Good Guys.  

Sketchbook scorebook. Yoan Moncada's first career home run. Not a great game, otherwise, for the Good Guys.  

Moncada Day #1. Sketching and scoring at the Sox game.

The White Sox invited me to the park to document Yoan Moncada's first game in Southside pinstripes. Here's what I saw: 

I arrived at the park around 5:15 and found Yoan Moncada standing the in the right spot during batting practice.

I arrived at the park around 5:15 and found Yoan Moncada standing the in the right spot during batting practice.

I spent the night scoring and sketching the game from the press box. The rain delay allowed me time to complete my drawings. 

I spent the night scoring and sketching the game from the press box. The rain delay allowed me time to complete my drawings. 

The details and the doodles. 

The details and the doodles. 

Mark Buehrle Day, with sketch journalist Carl Skanberg.

The White Sox invited me into their house to sketch the festivities today. I was essentially a regular credentialed member of the media. I started the day doodling on top of the dugout, moved to the field for the retirement of Mark Buehrle's 56, then I went up to the press box to score and sketch the game. I felt like a weirdo and an outsider most of the day. I hope you like the results. Cheers.

 

The game was getting out of hand and it didn't appear the Sox would be providing any additional inspiration. I decided to open up my bottle of ink and put down an image of Mark Buehrle's father listening to 'My Hero' by Foo Fighters and watching a video montage of his son. He's ordinary.

The game was getting out of hand and it didn't appear the Sox would be providing any additional inspiration. I decided to open up my bottle of ink and put down an image of Mark Buehrle's father listening to 'My Hero' by Foo Fighters and watching a video montage of his son. He's ordinary.

The final sketchbook/scorecard.

The final sketchbook/scorecard.