Friday, November 06, 2009

A Couple'a Quick Jam-jams

Here we are, more faces

Some scans from a limited edition offset print book I'm working on. I'll be selling them at SAIC's upcoming Winter Art Sale (open to the public 11a-7p Fri, Nov 20 and 10a-5p Sat, Nov 21) as well as at Quimby's, Chicago Comics, and possibly Graham Cracker and Golden Age, all in Chicago. If I find the extra time in my schedule I'm thinking about creating a few special hardcover copies of the book as well, which I will sell only at the Art Sale. I will also definitely have some small glossy posters of four of the faces that will appear in the book printed in gold and purple.

AND remember... faces are everywhere.
J. M. Szancer, illus. for Lokomotywa by Julian Tuwim (Poland, 1954)

I found this image today on the blog A Journey Round My Skull, which has been a great source of strange drawing and illustration ephemera to feast my eyes on. This is the first in a series of images called The Wonderful Wizards of Lodz, Kids' Books from Poland Part 1. Aside from my attraction to the sunburst shape of the train wheel, this illustration is just filled with mystery. What exactly is the turtle doing? Trying to reach the center of the wheel? Avoiding being run over? Being run over? Chasing after the cloud on the opposite side? Are they enemies, friends or lovers, the turtle and the cloud? All of these questions are made possible by OUT OF CONTEXT and viewers like you.

Thursday, November 05, 2009