Thursday, July 19, 2007

Proud Papa

Every once in awhile a project comes along, that I get really excited about.
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 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:
  • The Ballad of Little Joe
  • Where's God When I'm S-S-Scared?

  • 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)


    Dean Trippe said...

    Those look great, Paul! :D

    sarah said...

    Congrats Paul! These look really nice. :)

    Paul Conrad said...

    Dean & Sarah-
    Thank you both. They were a lot of fun to do...and a great learning experience as well. Hoping to apply some of that knowledge to the next two!


    epiphanyarts said...

    Hi Paul,

    I am an I-net pal of your pal tim baron. I followed his link to your blog. Great VeggiTales stuff (I have 3 kids under the age of 3.) I plan to read more of your posts in the future. Check mine out at

    SteveLambe said...

    Awesome! These look really cool, Paul.