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start 'em young

Here's some more Vern & Lettuce comics love, for joedecie's new baby. I was going to do the baby in a pram or something, but I was still smitten with Jessica McLeod's idea of space rabbits, so I thought I'd design a two-person space suit for Lettuce and the little guy. (I'll do one more, hopefully tomorrow, for tedprior.)

I recently went to Gosh! Comics by the British Museum and bought a copy of We can still be friends by German comics artist Mawil. He tells stories about his younger-day unfulfilled crushes, and the drawings and tonal work are beautiful. Coming from a children's book perspective, the line work reminds me very much of one of my all-time favourite writer-illustrators, Satoshi Kitamura.


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Jun. 17th, 2008 02:14 pm (UTC)
Brilliant. Let's just hope sam dosen't sick up inside that space suit. (it's his favourite hobby at the moment)

Thank you, it's a lovely picture.
Jun. 18th, 2008 01:39 am (UTC)
Oh, that is absolutely lovely!
Jun. 18th, 2008 07:07 am (UTC)
got your pkg today in the mail!!!!
LOVE LOVE LOVE The pic! It's even more beautiful and amazing in real life!!! :-)
Thank you so much for such a lovely piece of art! I am blown away by your talent all the time :-)
Keep your eyes open for your package soon, I didn't get to post it this morning, but it's all wrapped and ready to go so I hope to get a chance to do it tomorrow.

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