Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Sea Creature Double Feature

more fun flea market finds
Of all the Lobsters now about 
You are the boss, beyond a doubt: 
In that one way you cut a shine— 
A Lallipaloosa in the Lobster line.

Saturday, November 24, 2012


Zephyr and the green man

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Wild Animal Posters

 Andy Ward has illustrated a wonderful series of posters with animals of the Arctic, Africa, and the Amazon.  His characters are lively with beautifully compacted whimsy in their scrunched little bodies. They are all strong on their own and also work together well in groups with beautiful palettes on quality paper.  Characters originally drawn for a children's book, then resurrected for a children's clothing line, have now evolved into adorable encyclopedic models on these "Children's Guide to Natural History" posters.  Next I would love to see them on a Saturday morning cartoon series in their unique environments! These animals would be fun in any medium and make me smile.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Can it get any worse for Archibald?

Jonathan Burton has made something hugely fun and unique: he illustrated a page of a book he named The Perils of Archibald, which asks, "What happens next?" and put it on his blog for his readers to imagine what happens to Archibald Toddle.  After receiving submissions, he's chosen ideas to create a lively adventure.  So far, a large metal object has fallen out of the sky crashing at Archibald's feet, out of which pops Ziggy Stardust.  Ziggy commands hundreds of spiders to tie Archibald down with their webs, he steals Archibald's top hat, and then is promptly eaten by the spiders in the hat!  The spiders kidnap Archibald and put him in the metal object, a large submarine filled with other victims.  But then a monster octopus reaches in and grabs Archibald and hurls him from the submarine into the dark abyss...and now a word from our sponsors!

Here we sit on the edge of our seats waiting for Jonathan to wrap up the story and finish his wonderful book.  A beautifully interactive idea with incredible style from a super fun artist.
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