Friday, April 21, 2006

I’ve been working with the publishers on cover design stuff for the last week. The titles been changed since then, and I had to beg them for the privileges of designing my own font type, but things are running smooth now, and where coming to a very real outcome…

24 comments:

CarolineJarvis said...

This is Totally awesome! Definitely BEYOND placemat material.... well at least paper placemats.... I bet you could even have this on PLASTIC reusable placemats! It's that good!

haha Cheers bud!

Goobeetsablog said...

fun!

I like how you chose to draw the environment and all the little details that describe it.

It's a nice cover image.
-brian

Josh Parpan said...

I have some bad news Justin--
http://www.angelfire.com/mi/dinosaurs/brontosaurus.html

justinpatrickparpan said...

Wow Josh, thanks for the heads-up, that's some really terrible news indeed. Looks like its back to the drawing board--my books a farce...

Jeff Durham said...

Okay, now I'm totally sold on this Gwango thing. GREAT picture. I was nibbling at the bait when I saw the yodeling cowboy, but now I'm hooked. I'll pitch the tent out in front of the bookstore and listen to my Sons of the Pioneers cd's next to the campfire until this shows up. Terrific feel to the whole collection and the sky in this one is particularly interesting to me. I've learned something new looking at it. Keep going.

the doodlers said...

What Jeff said. Terrific image in so many ways!! The Dino in pink is perfect. Love the camper truck.

Gabriel said...

Cool color scheme. I wish I could do that kind of background, the ground texture is specially great!

Jared Chapman said...

WOW!
Justin, you've really outdone yourself with this one. I can't wait for your book to come out... I plan on buying a copy for every room in the house!

Josh Parpan said...

Wow--this is an awesome cover--I can't wait for the book to be available in print!

Stephen said...

Great cover! and (repetition of all comments before this). Can't wait to check it out.

Gregory Sesma said...

looking fan-tab-u-lus.... everything I would expect from a Justin Parpan artwork

Elliot said...

Heya.
You are one of a collection of Parpans who have visited my blog recently.
I noted already that I was surprised the blogging community was not swarming over your work.
They should be.

martin wittig said...

I love this one!!!BRAVO!! Great colors, and a really wicked design:o)

Alina Chau said...

Woooooo ... beautiful!! Love the dino, and the bus is V COOL too! Love the color scheme!

Michael said...

So who is doing the record Justin? Are you gonna take a swing at doing some lonesome dino and spur tunes?

Can't wait for your book!

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks for the comments fellow artists people! My confidence is at an all time high, and I can continue with another week of drawing enormous prehistoric reptiles.

Funny thing about all the comments on the subject of a Gwango record--I'm trying to sell that very same ideal to the publishers. The Ballad of a Lonesome Prehistoric Reptile I'll call it!!! Can any of you guys yodel with a tumbleweed twang?

UrbanBarbarian said...

Great work, Justin!

Lerms said...

Excellent work man! I'm definitively a fan... and thanks for the comment on my blog, I really apreciate it... See ya around!

Danne8a said...

Beautiful STUFF!!!!

Scott Warren said...

Super cool. I love the colors and design.

Leo said...

I love this, Justin, really great illustration! Keep it up!

Edward Juan said...

I can't wait to see it in store!!

Dagan Moriarty said...

wow, beautiful stuff!
-Dagan

Leo Matsuda said...

That's a great paint! I love your color taste and the playful mood. Sweet!!!