This was for a piece in the May issue of Lola, a monthly magazine given out by the Boston Globe. The article was written from the perspective of a freelance writer whose artist husband had been out of work for a while but she didn't feel able to ask him to give the extra help and support she needed with the home and childcare whilst she juggled supporting the family.
I always love to see other artists' and illustrators' roughs and preliminary work. So below I've posted two of my roughs. Both of these focussed on the final happy resolution with her partner and the editorial department wished to focus more on the prior negative situation - which made sense. But hopefully these two may have another life in a different form in the future!