The good gang at Abrams Books sent us an advance copy, and it sure is terrific. You’ll want to buy two: one to keep in book form and one to yank apart to spruce up those drab walls of yours (it worked for us).
Last year, Rick Blanco from Cartoon Network asked me if I would be interested in contributing to an Adventure Time poster book that was in the works. He said that the only catch was that I would have to contribute something that wasn’t in “show style”…. Jeeeez. Show style is sort of what I do. And maybe I like to hide behind that kind of stuff when doing professional work. Secret feelingssssss.
I ended up doing it and CN/Abrams liked the final image enough to make it the cover!
The image was inspired by quite a few things.
- Tatsuro Kiuchi, thank you Colin Howard for showing me his work
- Jasmin Lai, who is crazy good
- WPA posters
So yeah, my image is a poor man’s version of the above inspiration. A very very poor man.
Also! I posted my initial comps that I presented as ideas that I wanted to explore. People like seeing that kind of stuff right? Sort of all over the place…. The one that’s just line I was gonna go bonkers with the color… but comping it in only black and white line was probably the worst way to sell it. haha.
Pre-order the book here!!! It’s big and came out awesome.
i thought those were yelling t-rexes but they are polar bears
“He does still surprise me and he makes me hungry to work with him and see what he does and comes up with. [The Master] was something that I came up with because I wanted to spend more time with him. We’d worked together a lot, five times. But it was never enough. It was a supporting part or something like that. It never felt like we’d gotten super dirty enough together" - Paul Thomas Anderson