Mike Byers | Great Alaskan Marathon For Runner’s World Magazine!

March 21, 2011    Michael Byers

Levy Creative Management artist MICHAEL BYERS creates a series of really fun illustrations for this months feature in Runner’s World Magazine. Mike loved working with Kory Kennedy and then Marc Kaufman. Great guys and he’s really looking forward to working with them again.
This piece was a story by sports writer Steve Friedman and his trip to Alaska. He signed up for the Great Alaskan Marathon Cruise. This would entail boarding a cruise ship that would sail around Alaska. Steve was one of several other running enthusiasts who would do daily runs. The Marathon cruise also included three stops at three different port towns in Alaska where marathon participants like Steve would do a small mini marathon at each location.
He wasn’t exactly in the best of shape when he first arrived. He wasn’t exactly the best socially either. It’s a funny story that you can read in this month’s issue on news stands now.
Below is some of the process of the job along with all the images in the feature.

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