April 05, 2005

13: Rerun

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I'm off to dedicate the next few chunks of my time to a project I signed on to with about 50 other members of HOW magazine's online forums: The HOWieZine. The HOWieZine operates much like Illustration Friday, only it's more like Illustration OnceInAWhile. Contributors pick a theme (this issue is black and white), build two pages dealing with their interpretation of the theme, print as many copies as there are contributors, mail them to one super-dedicated soul who volunteers to craft them into books and then mails out said books – made up of everyone's submissions – back to all who took part.

So while I go about crafting my HOWieZine contribution, I dug deep into the JeopeVault and pulled this drawing to represent this week's Illustration Friday theme – the word travel. This sketch is from a book Kerry and I made for her niece and nephew one Christmas. Kerry wrote the story, I drew the pictures. It was an awesome collaboration. It's still one of the favourite things I've ever made. So...Merry Christmas!


Anonymous said...

what a wonderful gift! extremely thoughtful. great illo as always

knottydon said...

this illustration is cute. am worried about the kid though, it looks like he'll break a bone or two =o(

Loren said...

Looks like something I would do when I was in the first grade. Luckily, there were no face plants, which appears to be the case here.

"Maggie" said...

Great movement in the illustration. I would like to know what happen to the poor fellow though. I hope he has a soft landing. Will you be posting your finished black and white work for HowieZine?


Go Maple Leafs!

Liselotte said...

Oh... I LOVE this one. What a funny way to illustrate travel. The colors are great and I love your style - great work!

Jeope said...

For sure the stuff from HOWieZine will be posted here as well. I'm stoked about it. It'll probably be up after the books are done - maybe late May (a guess).

Anonymous said...

Don't worry, the kid bounces. Believe me, I know of what I speak. And yes, it was a wonderful gift--the kids love having a book about them. Great story, great illustrations. It made me smile to see this when I logged on this morning.

Allan L. said...

This reminds me of the physically destructive things you and I did as kids. Remember the "car crusher"? Folks always look at me funny when I tell 'em about that.
I really like what you did here! There's some definite motion in this. Way to go!