Liberty Exposed
posted: October 21, 2013

It's always a good day when Mother Jone's art director Tim Luddy calls. And he does call, as in on the telephone. Most inquiries into my availability for an assignment are done through email, which is fine. But it's nice to talk through ideas the old fashioned way once in a while. Tim has announced that he's leaving Mother Jones and he will be missed. He's always been a champion of illustration and I considered myself very fortunate to fall into the menu of a man who I otherwise believe has exquisite taste in the illustrators he works with.
This issue focuses on our e-privacy and how we demand protection against unwanted prying eyes while simultaneously indulging in a compulsive mission to share, display, and expose almost every move we make.

Here are the thumbnails I sent after Tim described the direction he'd like to pursue. Also, I was to keep in mind that there may be a full page feature opener inside the magazine. These sketches were done on an ipad.

I got a kick out of this idea and had fun executing it. We tried to walk the line of good taste, only showing butt cleavage and a suggestion of breast. It was suggested that the image in the phone screen be topless, but nipples might go too far. I'm just happy that I was able to provide Lady Liberty some relief from those heavy robes.
Thanks again to Tim and good luck in your next incarnation. Namaste!
fiedler October 21, 2013
But won't she burn her tittie with the flame? Ouch! ;)
Victor Juhasz October 21, 2013
I like them all.
Robert Neubecker October 22, 2013
This is great.
John S. Dykes October 22, 2013
You are the perfect arteest for this one Dale - looks great.
David Flaherty October 22, 2013
Front on is better! nice one dale.
j cuneo October 25, 2013
Terrific job, Dale. A strong send off for Mr. Luddy.
fuchs October 25, 2013
Yep, those copper ropes I'm sure have gotten mighty heavy over the years...good stuff Dale! Sketch #3 is a man's butt, though...
Dale Stephanos October 25, 2013
Joseph, she's made of tough stuff. A little heat won't hurt. Victor, Robert, John, David, Cuneo, thanks! Fuchs, yes, but she has a "handsome" face as well.
harry October 28, 2013
Nice work Dale. I got a complimentary copy or two.