The Fan 97.1 Portraits

Ink and paper + Photoshop. 2019

A staple of Columbus sports culture since 1957, The Fan 97.1 brings personality to their coverage of Ohio's many sports franchises. When Common Man reached out to us for portraits, I knew that they needed to have personality to match.

Common Man


Beau Bishop

James Laurinaitis

Bobby Carpenter

Anthony Rothman

Brandon Beam

Timmy Hall

After the portrait illustrations were finished, Chris Blain of Blain Studio provided design and type treatment to create logos for each of their shows. You can see all four logos at The Fan 97.1's website, and nearly everywhere the station is promoted. I love seeing these images around town!


(scroll down to see some process photos)

These portraits were a blast! I'd definitely love to create more, especially some non-white and non-male subjects.


Want portraits of your family, friends, teammates or coworkers... or even yourself? Let's talk!