killapede:

drawing lots of places this summer

biglittletale:

I recently spent a week in Cornwall and tried to do a sketch every day. I managed to only miss one!

I love the little fishing harbour where I stayed – watching the fishing boats and walking along the coast. The water there is unbelievably green. I love the unusual plant-life that you see in Cornwall, for me it’s the part of the UK that feels most like a different country! There’s an album of my Cornwall photos here.

Awesome ink works by Kim Jung Gi

wellnotwisely:

Wrote a bit about Luke Pearson’s Hilda and the Black Hound, which is amaaaaaazing- the best book in the series so far:

'Hilda's world is one of wonder and magic and yet so very recognisably childlike, as she approaches things good, bad and strange openly, with curiosity, and without filters and umbrage. After having moved to the city in Hilda and the Bird Parade, Hilda is now a little more settled, but suffering somewhat from cooped-in syndrome- roaming around in the city isn't the same as roaming around in the country, so Hilda's mum decides enrolling in the Sparrow Scouts would be a good idea: Hilda gets to camp outdoors instead of in her bedroom, explore and wander to her heart's content, and perhaps even make some new friends. But camping in the great outdoors can't happen straightaway, with skills to be acquired and knowledge imparted, so we get a gorgeous, very funny, double-age spread montage sequence, as Hilda works her way through the 6 weeks of map-reading, (melodramatic) first aid, tent-pitching, knot-tying, and more. Pearson divides each page into 3 sections, ticking a week off each time, with all Hilda's varying efforts ending in mishap or comedy of some kind; it's the epitome of delightful.'

phillginder:

snubpollard:

(Blade of the Immortal, Hiroaki Samura)

Whoa.

matttaylordraws:

Here are two tales:

1. For about a year (seven years ago before I was a full time freelance illustrator), I was assistant manager in a shoe shop in the Office chain. I worked a 40 hour week, and I was paid monthly. In that time my pay was never late, never short, never ‘misplaced.’ I got my pay…

ferretparty:

svetlania:

theadorablemermaidqueen:

rooms desu!!c:

by a pixiv user

I have a deep-seated love for small, efficiently-arranged living/workspaces and this is pressing All My Buttons.

"A pixiv user" is not an acceptable source. Here it is.

biglittletale:

This week as a group we’ve decided to each blog an image that has inspired us or an image of something we’ve been finding inspiring lately.For me this week the gorgeous weather has definitely had an effect on me. I love the sun and it never fails to make me happy. Last week I got a rejection from a publisher I’d approached about a book… even though I was fine about it, the weather has been an added mood-lift to help me get over the disappointment! These two pictures are of my roof garden… for me plants also represent tenacity, something that we really need when we work in a creative industry! To see a plant that has all but died regrow with added vigour the following year always inspires me to keep going.

biglittletale:

This week as a group we’ve decided to each blog an image that has inspired us or an image of something we’ve been finding inspiring lately.

For me this week the gorgeous weather has definitely had an effect on me. I love the sun and it never fails to make me happy. Last week I got a rejection from a publisher I’d approached about a book… even though I was fine about it, the weather has been an added mood-lift to help me get over the disappointment! 

These two pictures are of my roof garden… for me plants also represent tenacity, something that we really need when we work in a creative industry! To see a plant that has all but died regrow with added vigour the following year always inspires me to keep going.

leiresalaberria:

¿Dónde estás, caracol? Text: Susanna Isern. Ed: OQO. 

http://leiresalaberria.prosite.com

bluebed:

So I designed & illustrated the Centennial Edition of James Joyce’s “Dubliners" for Penguin Classics.

Early on I decided against writing any blurbs & bios, instead I wanted to approximate Joyce’s techniques in visual arrangement, medium and form. I started with an infinite crowd frozen between movement and paralysis, for the back cover I played with various links between the stories and designed the flappy layout accordingly: it opens with the beginning of “The Sisters” and closes with the ending of “The Dead,” at which point you dear reader should be in tears.

"Gazing up into the darkness I saw myself as a creature driven and derided by vanity; and my eyes burned with anguish and anger."

I remember being lulled by the narrowing sweeps of the book’s final passages and feeling that the 27 slowly sailing through the tenderloin is no longer the same 27, not sure how, just the vague sensation of a translucent film newly pasted between the vision and the brain, ineluctable modality et all. Joyce’s imagery is already complete in its universality and exactitude making any attempt at illustration pointless by default and no, I’m not just dissing myself, I only wanted to put a link to these brilliant Joyce covers by Peter Mendelsund.

Great big thanks to Paul Buckley (his Penguin 75 is a must-read) for the assignment and for allowing me to do the entire design, I’m deeply honored to be in the company of all my cartooning heroes: Seth, Sammy Harkham, Ivan Brunetti, Jason and many others. In fact I think I’m the only one in that company who doesn’t have a book. Yet.