Sunday, 12 July 2009
"...and made him king of all wild things." - Where The Wild Things Are.
I'm sure most people who have an interest in children's books and illustration have already found the enthralling terrible yellow eyes blog but if this name is new to you, and especially if you love Maurice Sendak's Where the Wild Things Are, have a look ASAP if not before! After seeing the truly inspirational collection of varied artwork amassed on the blog I just couldn't resist having a go myself. "Charles the first duck thing" gave me a hard time at first , as did 'cow thing', but once I got those two I had a ball working with Sendak's lovely characters and setting. WTWTA is really going to be flavour of the year as Spike Jonze film is set to be released in October. As with any book to film project (not to mention an illustration heavy, text light, and fan adored book at that) the jury is out on whether or not the film will be able to live up to it's source material, but if the trailer, and Jonze's track record (the jaw dropping Being John Malkovich) are anything to go by it will certainly be worth seeing on the big screen. I can recommend the crew blog for the WTWTA film "we love you so" as an interesting way to regularly while away a few minutes on this and that.
**********UPDATE********** My sincere thanks go to Cory Godby over at terribleyelloweyes.com for inviting me to join in the fun with the 'wild bunch'. To post my work along side such a talented bunch as he's collected is an honour and a privilage.