Friday, 15 October 2010

they came from a land down under...


Just a little doodle to mark the great news yesterday that all 33 Chilean miners made it to safety! I'm sure many others have come up with the same gag but anyway...

Went to a great talk yesterday by the illustrator David Mckee (remember Mr. Benn and King Rollo...?). It was an interesting and inspiring evening. He said a thought provoking thing (paraphrasing...) he creates his children's books for the adult that a child reader will eventually become but also for the child that remains within the adult reader. A nice thought and a good rule of thumb.

8 comments:

damon said...

cool drawing

Abz said...

Sheeet. Haha, nice nice... ;)

Jon Davis said...

That's very cool picture for a doodle. Nice linework composition, and colours. Top stuff.

Gavin Goo said...

Lovely thought. Great illo too!.

Thanks for the sharing. Bought a David McKee book recently, "Isabel’s Noisy Tummy" and it was hilarious.

Gorillustrator said...

Heheh, very nice Matt.

Mark Cavell said...

Great news, great illo.
Mr Ben…be still my inner child!

froggie said...

MATTT!!! i LOVVVVVE the b-tub lion book! HEY, let's do a book swap. I'll send you 2 of my "willy wonkavision" sparkle books for you to gaze at in the sun (and possibly burn out your corneas!)
and you can send me the lion book! i'll go buy a couple, too, for my kids, for the cause, which is very worthy and wonderful!

and then, when my books get here, i shall put your lion next to my nico marlet sketchbook! perfect company for your awesome book! :))

hope you are very well and busy! :)

froggie

iserve pharmacy said...

Nice doodle! I don't wanna imagine how crazy I'd be if this happens to me... definitely I prefer to leave my keys there. lol