The Wonderland piece below will be part of a group show at Daniel Maghen Gallery called “The Book Show”. Ashely Wood, Dave Cooper, Peter de Seve, Greg Manchess and many more involved as well, its pretty heady company :p
July 3 – July 28, 2012 at Maghen gallery Paris (France)
Opening Reception / July 6, 7:00 PM – 10 PM.
I think all the art work involved relates to, well, books , one way or another :p
The French edition of Wonderland came out last week from Bao/Paquet, changes from the english version (aside from the French) include a return to non-matte paper so the colours look closer to the original series, plus a revision of the word balloons and text so everything looks more hand-drawn/written. Hoping to get some copies of the book soon 🙂
Sense and sensibility vol 1 listed for Marvel’s May solicits 🙂
“Marvel’s best-selling adaptation of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, returns to Marvel with another Jane Austen classic: SENSE & SENSIBILITY! Alongside incredible artist Sonny Liew (My Faith in Frankie, Wonderland), Butler brings to life the world of Elinor and Marianne Dashwood, two daughters without parents or means, forced to experience hardship, romance, and heartbreak, all in the hopes of achieving love and lasting happiness. 40 PGS./Rated A …$3.99”
The French edition of Wonderland is out in March, and last month Delcourt released volume 2 of “Le Tour du monde en bande dessinée” (A World of Comics) which includes a story I did about Mas Selamat; quite an exciting thing to be included alongside creators like Gipi and the amazing Carlos Nine! :p
Finally, a review of Liquid City Vol1 at Popmatters. Vol2 due out in July! 🙂
Not quite the top ten but Wonderland’s on the list at least :p
“… presented annually at the ALA Midwinter Meeting. The books, recommended for those ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literature and appealing reading for teens”, says the website.
Trailer done for the French edition of Wonderland, called “”Au Pays des Merveilles” which translates as… “Land of Wonders” i think :p Always with the plinky rinky Burton-Elfmanesque music! Why must it be so? :p
Thanks to the folks at artprintasia , got a high-res scan of the painting.
For the french edition of ‘wonderland’, out in 2010…still needs some colour correction though i think
Did a painted version of the wonderland cover, mostly for the French edition that’s due out next year. Oil on canvas, 30×40 inches. It was also a chance to see if I could replicate in traditional media a piece that was coloured digitally before, and whether it was a process that I’d enjoy. Mixed feelings ultimately I guess; on the one hand it was an interesting challenge somewhat simplified by having an original to refer to , but that also meant a kind of constraint, so maybe there wasn’t as much a process of discovery and figuring things out as there usually is when painting.
DVDs watched whilst painting: season 1 of Battlestar Galactica (Edward James Olmos is great, mixed feelings about the religious angle) and seasons 2-3 of the Wire. Which felt a lot like the brilliant Homicide Life on the Streets, which totally made sense when I found out that Homicide was based on a book by the creator of the Wire :p