Little Johnny Parker is an 8 year old boy. More than anything in this world, he dreams of one day growing up and becoming a Magician. Much to the angst of his father, Johnny began to hone one particular skill that he has become very good at. With the power of his magic wand (and a little imagination) he is able to transform everyday life into not so ordinary everyday things. Although sometimes his imagination gets the best of him… And eats the last piece of Pizza.


The evolution of collaboration has many faces and at points can be difficult. The task of delivering one’s vision to another artist to marry the two styles has a tendency to take on it’s own form. Where one idea is originated, that one idea is formed and then revamped as per the style of the artist delivering the vision. It is at this stage that art begins to work itself and cannot be trifled with . Below is the evolution of sketches that were crafted during the development stage of the press illustration. You can see how ideas evolved from one to the other giving us our final press release illustration.


Story by John Gallegos and Illustration by Sam Smith. This is the first installment of a much larger project in the works entitled “The Treehouse Brigade”.  This first piece will be a an 8in x10in – 36 page picture book for children with 18 original Illustrations crafted by the talented Sam Smith.  This first installment will be finished by the end of 2018. Keep your eyes peeled on our website as well as the 24 Frames of Mind Facebook page for more updates as the project goes forward.