InterContinental New York Barclay hotel partnered with Pratt Center for Sustainable Design Studies to bring two short books to life staring Barclay the Bee. Barclay lives on top of the hotel in one of the five honeybee hives. The books start on Barclay’s first day as a forager when she leaves the hive for the first time. Read more about Barclay and her friends at the Barclay Buzz!

This is a holiday card gif emailed to customers, made in Photoshop


The comic is available for free online, as well as some information about bees and the various characters in the comic.

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The hotel also hosted a launch party for the comics, with a drawing demo and coloring session!



Here are some more various sketches and designs,