Here’s my illustration for the April issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids, a full page opener for their Baseball Preview 2018. It goes with the article “Step Right Up, Sluggers!” and it features the premiere home run hitters entering the 2018 MLB season. Leading the way, ringing the strongman bell is Yankees newly acquired slugger Giancarlo Stanton. Waiting on deck (left to right) is his teammate Aaron Judge, the Indians Edwin Encarnacion, the Dodgers Cody Bellinger, and the Rockies Nolan Arenado.
It was a pleasure working with designer Drew Dzwonkowski and Creative Director Beth Bugler on this. I had done several illos for Beth some years ago for SI Kids, so it was great to reunite and appear in the magazine again! Check out a close up detail below!