Many artists do work outside of comics. In this case, Coca-Cola commissioned me to illustrate the University of Iowa’s mascot, Herky the Hawkeye, for some Diet Coke packaging that would be sold throughout Iowa.

Herky was to look strong and menacing as he charged off the package. I was able to put aside my affinity for the University of Minnesota’s Goldy Gopher and give Herky the look he needed to sell lots of Diet Coke.