Magazine Illustration artwork TSA peeping toms

I’ve done a lot of magazine illustration and artwork over the years, and forget what has been done. Thus, I was rather startled re-discover this picture I did for the Sun tabloid in 2003. I never actually saw the article, but the art director told me it was about how the government (TSA) would be buying equipment that would basically strip folks naked at the airports.

Seven years later – the story is fact. Albeit not quite in the full color of the picture I painted for the article.

I don’t know that this suggests life imitating art as much as the ability of a writer to anticipate and comment on what’s coming down the pike. But it sort of makes me wonder what else the tabloid has written about that’s waiting in the wings.

When not speculating about the future, Duncan Long is a professional magazine and book illustrator for HarperCollins, PS Publishing, Pocket Books, Solomon Press, Fort Ross, ISFiC Press, and many other publishers and self-publishing authors. See his book illustrations at: