Friday, 22 February 2013
Wednesday, 20 February 2013
Thursday, 14 February 2013
Today, instead of drawing the pages of my picture book ( below post), I decided to take a break and finish this book cover.
I took as inspiration my favourite chapter, when the first person narrator, "Fred" (not his real name - this remains a mystery throughout), is woken by Holly Golightly's escape from her apartment on the floor above. This is how they meet properly for the first time.
She climbs through his window and spends the night un-self consciously confiding in (and bombarding) him with whimsical stories about her fragmented existence.
There is something wistfully intimate about this bit, it encompasses what I find most interesting and touching about the story, the feeling of this particular kind of relationship between the two main characters. I really like how secret and quiet the narrator's own life is within the story. The narrative is shaped by his fascination with Holly's eccentricities who he becomes close to, despite her glamour and wayward, elusive nature. He never really falls in love with her, that doesn't even enter the question, but he does have a kind of platonic longing for her. I remember it being really refreshing to read about this kind of complex, sweet, unexplained relationship, even if this is just a tool Capote uses for highlighting the main character.
On the whole I prefer the version with the typewriter- font title as the handwriting is a touch too childlike...but I thought I would include this version on my blog as I like it too!
Wednesday, 6 February 2013
Hey chaps, These are two spreads from the picture book I am working on. The story is a contemporary, children's version of the Irish legend, "The Land of Eternal Youth". I'm really enjoying working on this. It involves drawing lots of horses, which I haven't done so much before. I am not sure if I want all the colours this bright, I need just the girl character to stand out. Colour storytelling and all that.
Friday, 1 February 2013
I just realised I never posted my LOAf contributions on here. Here they are. The Hoobies first and then the Den.
LOAf is a fun-sized zero to landfill waste comic that I am proud to co-edit. It's a superbly delicious read for older children, a lovely object and fit to bursting with comics and puzzles by all sorts of narrative artists, (the rest of them all tons better than me). Here's the LOAf blog, which tells you where you can get your paws on a copy. http://www.loafzine.blogspot.co.uk/