You may not know it to look at the goings on around here at SRM central, what with all the robots and monsters...but I'm a huge fan of classic children's illustration. Any time I can lay my hands on a reprinting or, gasp, an original copy of older Disney storybooks, Little Golden Books, etc..(and can afford them) I do!
I'm also a big fan of the more recent adaptations of mostly Disney films that have been coming out from Little Golden Books... I think "Finding Nemo" was the first one that really knocked my socks off. If you don't have a copy already...run out and get one! The new "Ratatouille" one is pretty gorgeous too.
Well, you can imagine how excited I was when I was asked to illustrate Little Golden Book adaptations of two seperate stories from the popular VeggieTales series. I had a blast making them... and yesterday I got the actual published samples!
Here's a shot of the real published books:
And here's some jpgs of the actual art:
Look for 'em at your local book seller!
Or you can get 'em here at amazon:
What's more, is after those, they asked me to do two more.
Coming soon: Lyle the Kindly Viking & LarryBoy & the Fib From OuterSpace!
(Vikings and Superheroes, oh my)