Mac McCool - Children's Book Illustrations and Graphic Novels

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Let's Make A Very Silly Board Book

The last of the three assignments for Tomie dePaola's Master Class at the last SCBWI conference consisted in a sequence of four images for a board book (for very young readers) illustrating "Carrot and Blanky, best friends." The idea belongs to the legion of odd and funny concepts pitched to children's book editors. So in a way, Mr. Tomie gave us something a bit batty to see how we would wrestle with it! I steered to cute. The three assignments also tested our range from "Carrot and Blanky" to Treasure Island, with a stop in Little Red Riding Hood's dark woods.


Blogger Felix Lim said...

very elegant illustration, minimalistic but effective.

8/23/06, 11:19 PM  
Blogger Justin Ridge said...

Awww, so sweet! Life should totally be that simple.

8/25/06, 5:07 PM  
Blogger Martin Hsu said...

super ultra adorable!
Thank you for the kind words mister McCool! If only all of us could be as cool as you!

8/26/06, 7:27 PM  
Blogger Miyuki Kanno Long said...

These are very cute heart warming illustration! I love this very much!

8/27/06, 1:14 AM  
Blogger mike said...

i didn't know you had a blog, christian! *linked*


8/28/06, 8:35 AM  
Blogger Ken said...

cool work! love that santa pic hehe

9/6/06, 10:27 AM  

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