Behind the scenes with California Sunday’s creative director, Leo Jung
Everyone here at California Sunday and Pop-Up Magazine loves working with Leo Jung, our creative director. We talk about stories for months, and then Leo gets his hands on them, and they come to life in ways we never imagined. (Did you spot the Easter egg he hid in our last issue? Those tiny illustrations by Jack Sjogren at the bottom left corner of each page — they were a flipbook.) Leo’s art direction and design process often start in his sketchbook. I asked him if he might share some of his sketches from this year.
“Big Mouth (that’s his artist name) had experience drawing large groups of people, which made him the perfect choice for our feature on Crowds on Demand.”
“My awesome photo director, Jackie Bates, was excited to commission Michael Lundgren to photograph our story on border EMTs. We gave him some general direction, but he came back to us with some beautiful options to choose from.”
“Daniel Clowes has had such an impact on the comic scene. I thought the most fitting tribute would be an illustrated portrait created by a number of comic artists.”