Project Description

Illustration

A Childhood Hero Comes to Life: Designing the “How Underdog Was Born” Cover

As a child, Underdog captured my imagination and became a lifelong hero. So, when BearManor Media offered me the chance to design the cover for their book “How Underdog Was Born,” it was a dream come true. Collaborating directly with the creators themselves, Buck Biggers and Chet Stover, was an experience I will never forget.

This page chronicles the creative process, from the initial spark of inspiration that led to the concept sketch featuring the instantly recognizable Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade balloon to the final, publisher-approved cover design. Witnessing my initial concept develop into a realized cover was a momentous occasion, and the positive feedback I received from Biggers and Stover further fueled my passion as an artist.