Friday, 22 May 2009

Cracked

Another children's book illustration that fits this weeks Illustration Friday theme "cracked". This was from Hoppy no Atarashii Uchi (Hoppy's New House), one of my own stories published by Fukuinkan Shoten in Japan.

18 comments:

Ida Ugelstad said...

Love it!

Ginger*:) said...

Absolutely wonderful! No wonder the shoe is cracked... I 'll bet it cackles too.

Silver Knight said...

wonderful illustration!

Alicia Padrón said...

Oh WOW John this is fantastic!!! I really love this illustration.

There is so much going on.. the characters and composition are wonderful, and the color scheme is brilliant. I truly love it!!

I'm sure kids will love it to, getting lost on all those little detail :o)

jmanu said...

How many animals in a single house!!
wow! very ingenious

J. E. Morris said...

Terrific! I really like your work.

marleneke said...

Wow I love it

John said...

Thanks everyone, this book has only been released in Japan, it would be great if I could find a publisher in the West, but in these tough recession times I'm not holding out much chance.

Still, I remain hopeful!

Sherry Rogers said...

Awesome John!!!! This is your very best!!

Shirley said...

Absolutely incredible illustration. Probably one of the top "cracked" entries!! Your work is fantastic.

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

WOW, WOW, WOW, WOW!!! This is fantastic and whimsical and I'm drooling all over the computer as I look at the picture. I will make my comments quick I have to get back to your piece and drool some more. You are amazing! Great work.

josh pincus is crying said...

AWESOME detail! wonderful illustration.

Caroline said...

Definitely my favourite this week. What a beautiful illustration! Do hope you manage to find another publisher too - I'd love to own this book!

Bee said...

Great illustration, amazing detail and interest. Your illustrations are just fantastic. Look forward to the Rosen book :)

Roberta said...

amazing detail!!!

Burt said...

Whoa! This is sweet!

ellis.illus said...

john: you're a crack!
;-)

Raluca C said...

is the firat time I´m here:your illos are trully beautiful!