Every year I draw a Thanksgiving-themed cartoon for Pro-Active Performance, a business that helps companies develop and train outstanding sales forces. They’ve picked the season of Thanksgiving over Christmas to send their greetings because it ties in so well with thanking their clients and colleagues for their business in the past year. This year to conserve paper Pro-Active decided to send an e-card instead of printing and mailing a physical card.
I was given some ideas to work with and started with rough pencil sketches – (art & text for all sketches are (c) Pat Achilles)
My client liked sketch 3 the best, showing a turkey on a zoom call with 6 other holiday characters – so I tightened it up –
and painted a color version – (note art & text are (c) Pat Achilles)
I designed the e-card as if you were seeing the front and inside of the card all together, so the final version was sent out like this –
And because Pro-Active clients in the US and in Canada, we designed a version that used Canada’s maple leaf mascot instead of Uncle Sam – they sent this out just before Canada’s Thanksgiving Day, which was October 12.