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Tim Bower became a commercial artist at age 10, when he won a national contest for Hygrade's Ball Park Franks. Since his mom wrote the winning copy ("I like Ball Park Franks because they're plump like my little brother"), and he drew the accompanying picture, (a chubby anthropomorphic hotdog-boy), illustration seemed a natural calling.
Since the contest's prize, a 3-speed Columbia banana-seat bicycle, had about the same monetary value as today's average spot illustration, he's been pretty much treading water ever since. 

Tim's clients include:
Major League Baseball, The National Football League, Blue Sky Studios, Sony, Nike, Volkswagen, Red Bull, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Viking Penguin, Simon and Schuster, St. Martin's Press, Scholastic, Henry Holt, Farrar Straus and Giroux, ESPN, Time, Newsweek, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Harper's, Esquire, GQ, Forbes, Fortune, Sports Illustrated, Scientific American, Rolling Stone, Playboy, Reader's Digest, Bon Appetit, Harvard Business Review, Travel and Leisure, Entertainment Weekly, Mother Jones, Bloomberg, Billboard, Huffington, Smithsonian, Wired, The Oxford American, Garden & Gun, The New York Times, The New York Observer, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Progressive, American Heritage, National Geographic, Sierra, Outside, McSweeney's Quarterly...

All images copyright 2019 Tim Bower. Unauthorized use prohibited.