November 2014

Remember when these were on our covers?

Author: Special to CH2

Remember When these were on our covers?…. Guess What…They’re Back!

Last year we commissioned Gary Palmer, an artist and illustration professor at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte, to create a quirky Thanksgiving cover that reflected our Island. He came up with a multitude of turkeys – each with an element of something “Lowcountry-esqe.” The line drawings were elegant in their simplicity and creativity and we received many compliments on the November covers of CH2 & CB2.

Unbeknownst to us, Gary had assigned his students the very same task for this year as a project– to come up with a black & white sketch drawing for our November cover. We probably wouldn’t have known, if it weren’t for one of his students who emailed us his masterpiece. Of course, we just had to see the rest – and show them off to our readers. Well done students! If we hadn’t already chosen photography to grace this month’s cover, one of these may have made the cut!


Greetings Maggie and Catherine,

I regret to inform the both of you that I’m neither a 6’2”, tall, dark and handsome man with bright blue eyes, nor am I any good at bowling. Instead, I’m a 5’9” and pasty 31 year old with zero skill in chucking the rock. I am, however, a pretty good illustrator who’s open for freelance work.

You may or may not be aware of a man by the name of Gary Palmer, but he illustrated the cover for one of your Thanksgiving issues. He’s also one of my illustration professors and, for an assignment, he had the class put together a black and white drawing of a mock cover for CH.

Thank you for your time, and I look forward to your thoughts.

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