As promised, here’s a look at my work that appeared in the MA exhibition a few weeks ago. It was a bit of a stressful set up as I’m used to having work in shows that’s 2D, wherein I frame it and hang it on the wall. Exhibiting books is especially tricky as you want to exhibit them well, but also have them still be accessible to your viewer (I subscribe to the idea that if you’re making books you viewer should be able to pick them up and look through them). In this case it meant my perfect lines of books became a bit skewed throughout the exhibition, but it was well worth if it meant guests were able to engage with the work.
Sticking to a strictly Seussean color palette, I have here Edward Hopper’s Nighthawks, with the Grinch, Yertle the Turtle, The Cat in the Hat, and Sam I Am, slinging green coffee and hash on night shift.
From the Line: It Is Drawn, over at Comic Book Resources.
The topic was children’s books, and I pciked the indomitable Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, with its Stephen Gammell illustrations. One story’s picture, I remember, was so terrifying I couldn’t actually finish it until I was 14. That is worthy of kudos, and I based the cover off of that, doing my best bad impression of his work. It’s a shame I haven’t seen more of Gammell’s stuff since then.