Thursday, February 2, 2012

forward

Remember old-fashioned forwarding?  It would take forever to get international letters, but you'd treasure them for that very reason. 

This one was another quick sketch/color, but it was a lot of fun to do!  Also, if you followed my old blog, you might recognize the name Morose:
It's Morose Molly Rose. . .the very first picture book story I wrote, that is still waiting to be rewritten.  One day Molly, we'll find you a home :)

Picture book work is chugging along again and my Illopond piece is officially finished.  The space anthology will be sold at WonderCon in Anaheim next month so keep a lookout!

As for picture book references, you've probably already heard, but Maurice Sendak had a hilaaarious interview on the Colbert Report last week (see below).  Besides the comedy, Sendak delivers a great line: "I don't write for children. I write, and somebody says, 'That's for children'…"

Picture book writing should be that way.  When we filter or "talk down to" kids in picture books. . we lose the honesty and thus, our audience.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 1
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The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
Grim Colberty Tales with Maurice Sendak Pt. 2
www.colbertnation.com
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10 comments:

  1. love the texture in the letter illustration! :) great job

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    1. Thanks Matthew! I love your style as well :)

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  2. Great idea! I still have postcards from way back when... Nice illustration.

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    1. Thanks Angel! You should look into those postcards. Did you know that they could be worth up to $150!?

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  3. I like your envelope illustration- it evokes nostalgia. Even though email is the norm nowadays, I still miss the good old days when people sent stationery and note cards to one another.

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    1. Thanks Cynthia! Yeah, I still have traditional stationary and cards to send to friends. . .I think they add more meaning to a message ;)

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  4. Those Maurice Sendak interviews with Colbert are priceless!

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    1. Weren't they!? What I would have given to doodle with the two of them lol

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  5. The the letter illustration! I use to live on Sutter. XD
    And yeah, letters were treasures.

    ~Claudia

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    1. Thanks Claudia :) I still keep a few letters that have been sent to me. They are indeed treasures!

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