Wednesday, 23 September 2009

The romance is over / the project that never was...






Well, amongst other things, I'd been working on the valentines magazine commission until a few days ago when my US agent flagged up something decidedly iffy in the contract for the job. The long and short of it is the project is no more and I really should have known better than to start work in earnest before the i's were dotted and the t's were crossed. Lesson learned. Still it's more stuff for the blog (feast and famine there for the moment, I know, I know... :) and now I have time to spare for the Jabberwock. I'm finally sketching in the 'tulgey wood' so I hope to have stuff to show soon enough.

11 comments:

Peter Breese said...

So sorry things ended, I'm sure it was an exciting opportunity! We've all got a odd commission or two floating around. Bad economies seem to make them more prevalent as people tighten the purse strings.

I'll look forward to the new work!

Abz said...

I really like them...good work.

ArtSparker said...

I like the running heart guy.

Kevin Levell said...

I'm too 'pinked' out to comment.

Nah, not really. I like the sketches but have to admit, I think the animal stuff is much, much stronger.

It's a shame that the project didn't pan out the way you'd hoped - sounds like a lucky escape from an all too familiar sounding situation though.

Keep up the good work Champ! Looking forward to the 'wocky!

verification: ousin as in, who's in there? NOT as in oozing, all though both are suitable where the Jabberwock is concerned!

Amy C said...

awww dang those contacts (which I never understand anyway), these are truly awesome though, love the heart doily cutouts and really love the guy with the top hat and big card.

p.s. yes cobbler is the US name for crumble also can be called, crisp, betty, brown betty, buckle, pandowdy and in North Carolina it is known as a Sonker where they hold an annual Sonker festival.....mmmmmmm

costanza said...

come siamo romantici!!!

Kelly Shon said...

Those are so adorable...sorry about what happend.

incukc said...

que corazonoso es genial..

Justyna said...

Thank you for comment. Your work is always great and fresh.

michael robertson said...

wonderful concepts nonetheless, matt. you have some really great characters on these last two valentine posts. I love the fox, the crustaceans and all the characters on the top page... top notch work!

andres casciani said...

I really like your style, very warm and lovely caracters!