Friday, June 29, 2007
(exquisite corpses, so the blurb tells me, "was first created by the surrealists, André Breton, Max Ernst, Man Ray, Joan Miró, Yves Tanguy and others in the 1920s. Based on an old parlor game, it was played by several people, each of whom would write a phrase on a sheet of paper, fold the paper to conceal what she/he had just written, and pass it on to the next player for his or her contribution. The technique got its name from the first sentence created: 'Le cadavre exquis boira le vin nouveau' —”The exquisite corpse will drink the young wine”. The game was quickly adapted to drawing.")
anyway... my publisher, Schwartz & Wade Books, has created their own "exquisite corpses", working with their very own exquisite famous fabulous illustrators — including (of course) the exquisite famous fabulous Sue Heap, illustrator of HOW TO BE A BABY and HANDBAG FRIENDS! Some samples are shown here (other illustrators also shown here are: Barry Blitt, and G Brian Karas). I particularly enjoy those green hairy ballerina monster legs of Sue's!
Some of the other great artists involved include Barry Blitt, Christoph Niemann, Jerry Pinkney, Nancy Carpenter, Hanoch Piven, André Carrilho, Giselle Potter and several others.
They ran this promotion for librarians, and gave the original art away to be hung in schools throughout the country.
To check out the rest of them and have an exquisite giggle: click here!
Wednesday, June 27, 2007
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Monday, June 25, 2007
The name on the back of his shirt is Pikachu.
And his team is the Crunches.
Watch him. He's going places.
I should know. He's my godson.
His other name is Tristan. And he is a man of many talents. As well as being an international man of mystery he is a wicked magician who goes by the name of "The Amazing Mr Flashman."
The Amazing Mr Flashman is a master illusionist famed for tricks he does close up--that you see with own two eyes and still have no single clue how he does them. Which of course is the very definition of a good magician. But extremely irritating to godmothers who had hoped to be quick enough to spot the Tricky Goings-On right in front of her very nose. But alas. This particular godmother is not nearly fast enough. Certainly no match for The Amazing Mr Flashman.
But then, I wonder, who is?