I was quite thrown by the appearance last week of The Girl with the Parrot on her Head as a REAL BOOK – there seem to be a lot of milestones in this process but this one made me feel quite giddy. Here’s Walker’s picture of the three editions:
The book will be published on February 5th by Walker, Albin Michel (France) and Aladin (Germany), and a year later by Candlewick (USA). It’s amazing to me, and funny, to see the translations and the differences between them – lamely I am having to get friends to help me with the French and German, but both seem to have been really nicely done. Yikes it is just really exciting.
The German “Enten, Hula Hoop” box necessitated this drawing for twitter:
And a most excellent response too.
I just picked up some new party invitations which I illustrated for Earlybird. The invitations are quite small so not all of the cats and pirates I drew made it into print. This may be why the cat-band’s frontman is displeased: as you will see below, his percussionists have gone off without him. Now, who’s going to finish my dissertation so we can have a party?
Oh dear I started playing online telephone pictionary again, as you can see it is a great use of my time, really advancing my skills and refining my visual language, whilst helping me develop a thesis for my dissertation.
ROAR! Said the angry mastermind duck, and all the other animals were terrified by this well thought out phrase:
You can see the full strip if you like. The only thing is I think most people on the site are American – do they have Mastermind there?
Should I deliver this box? or go dancing? or even swimming?
See the full strip.