I just did my first magazine cover for a monthly music journal. The most boring illustration they've asked me to do, and it's on the cover.
I think more illustration work will eventually come, but right now, local bands are the only people taking any notice, and PAYING me.
My upcoming Triple Rock Social Club job will give me up to three posters a week, and that kind of consistent output, good and bad, will probably drum up more business.
There's also the work I do through/for Squad19, that's about a poster a week.
So this summer I'll be doing around 16 posters a month, there'll be a band (Amish Armada) touring with a comic book I'm drawing for them, plus another comic that'll be making the rounds at the San Diego ComiCon.
I'm putting myself on the map this year.
I've finally got a theory on doing posters.
For bands that nobody has heard of, such as these, mine included, I'll go crazy on the illustration, and have the bands' names and info be a minor part, since their name won't attract attention, the illustration might.
Bigger name bands, whenever it is that I get to DO some posters for them, will have bigger text, less elaborate drawing. I'll get more 'designy' for them. My 'Arrivals' poster is a good example... of something.