This first page are pages of a yearbook my older brother had when he went to Washington Jr. High School during the 1988-89 school year. It featured this wraparound cover that I use to gloss over whenever I got my dirty fingers on it. The artwork was done by several members of the yearbook staff at the time including my brother's schoolyard chum Rob Newbold (older brother of Vegas lounge performer Matt Newbold). His illustrations use to impressed me and probably gave me some idea I could do that too.
When I attended Washington Jr. High in 1990, I so wanted to be on that staff but I had to wait until I was in the 8th grade, in the meantime, I had to sample what that class got to do for their yearbook editorial decisions, which didn't changed very much, these things were no different from what the elementary schools did before, the only difference was in letting the kids get to mess around with the blue-lined bristol boards, X-acto knives and rubber cement, as they either cut 'n pasted original work, photographs, clip art and assorted text to create these tack masterpieces. Jesse Monte's cover though use to make me giggle as I thought the indi--eh, Native American on the cover had a censor bar over his middle! Sometime after I left the school the original "Warriors" gave way to "Wildcats" (political correctness wins again).
For the remainder of my high school life I didn't get quite as much artwork into print as I had hoped, often I might get my face printed in the school paper or a drawing placed on the wall for Pep Club, one glorious moment I can recall is submitting a winning entry for Whitmer's Spring Supplemental cover. I had originally planned this as a "wraparound" cover so the dimensions were adequate enough to work, but they never took up my idea at all and simply printed it on one side so you had to turn it over to see. Just seems kinda dumb really but at least it got printed at all and that was all I had hoped for (though they had to fiddle around with the colors and areas to make it printable in the process but it was a small quibble).
Yearbook Supplimental Cover by studio-toledo on deviantART
To close this, here's a drawing I did as a little birthday greeting to a few pals I knew from high school featuring our school mascot.