Fellas, Can I Get Some Coffee?

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As Peggy walked down the hallways of McCann-Erickson on her first day of work since the merger – with Bert Cooper’s old painting of an octopus pleasuring a lady tucked under one arm – she certainly sent a message. She has come a long way, Peggy Olson. And though it’s hard to say goodbye, I know good things definitely await her.

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concept sketch © Andrea Sparacio via Instagram

The series finale was a good motivator to create some updated art; a follow-up to my 2012’s The Women of Mad Men illustrationsAnd just like the character of Peggy, my illustration style has evolved over the years.

You have to run with this! It’s young! And it’s beautiful! And no one else is going to figure out how to say that about beans.

I was busy on a work deadline this weekend so I couldn’t finish my gouache painting. In the meantime, here are some work in progress pics.

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work in progress © Andrea Sparacio via Instagram

One minute you’re on top of the world, the next minute some secretary’s running you over with a lawn mower.

Farewell, Mad Men! You will be missed.