Monday being a few hours away is a bummer, but you know what isn’t? The full cover to Jane Mai’s newest mini Sorry I Can’t Come In On Monday I’m Really Really Sick, which launches at Bergen Street Comics this Friday!
I’m in the latest issue of the French magazine Télérama, which is devoted entirely to Shakespeare. I chose the women in Shakespeare as the subject I wanted to illustrate most & so got to do this fun spread on women in general and Lady Macbeth, Portia & Ophelia in particular. Thank you to AD Catherine Le Gallou. (There are a lot of amazing illustrators in this issue, including Christophe Blain & Gipi!)
CATCHING UP WITH RETROFIT: NEW ANTOINE COSSÉ, AND OLIVIER SCHRAUWEN’S ‘MOWGLI’S MIRROR’
It’s always the way isn’t it? The very day I put in my order for a Spanish edition of Belgian artist Olivier Schrauwen’s Mowgli’s Mirror, Retrofit announce they’ll be publishing it in English next year, as part of their 2015 line-up. That’s a really nice acquisition for Retrofit, who have been going from strength to strength since their inception, with their slate for next year looking especially strong with books from Andrew Lorenzi, Kate Leth, Laura Knetzger, Laura Lannes, Maré Odomo, Matt Madden, Sophie Franz, Yumi Sakugawa, and Steven Weissmann.
“My drawing was not a picture of a hat. It was a picture of a boa constrictor digesting an elephant.”
When I was a child ‘Le Petit Prince’ was my favorite book. Once I made my mom go to the library with me, so I could read it again. While we were driving home I was reading the biography included in the book and I found out that Antoine De Saint-Exupéry died in WWII. I cried the entire ride home. I thought it so unfair that such a beautiful person died in such an awful way, but I guess a lot of good people die at the hands of bad people. At least Antoine De Saint-Exupéry lives on through the little prince.