Monday, July 24, 2006

Gwango’s Lonesome Trail will be out in bookstores in about two months. As of now, the printing stage is almost complete. By next month, I’ll be getting my first gander at the finished product, and it’s all really exciting! So for the next few months, I thought it might be appropriate to begin showcasing some of the finished illustrations.

This particular illustration has been shown on this blog in various forms of completion. But here’s the finished version. It’s from a scene in the story called Santa Pocatello Lights.

51 comments:

R.A. MacNeil said...

Wicked illo. Great desert colors, and I like the old telephone wires and dinosuars together.

-Ryan

Goobeetsablog said...

beauty.

very charming style.
great color work in this book-
(of what I have seen so far)

-brian

Debralee Shelby said...

Hey Justin, I really like this illustration, I really liked the one you posted before of the bottom corner of it, but the whole thing is really great!

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Lovely jubbly.

Elliot said...

I would give you a congratulatory fondle if I were on hand to do so.

Gregory Sesma said...

fantastic design my friend.... a shame I have to wait so long to get the book :)

Jo Bling said...

Yummy, quite simply. Look forward to it!

Jared Chapman said...

Oh man... this is amazing! Really, really inspiring stuff. I can't wait to run out and get a copy or two of the book. Congrats on what looks like the single greatest literary accomplishment since Gutenberg's Printing Press!

Joe said...

It really turned out nice. Good job.

Alina Chau said...

That's a wicked cool dino landscape illo!!

justinpatrickparpan said...

Today started off in a bad way. When I woke up, my “studio” was being invaded by a viscous armada of king-sized ants. I thought today was a bust, but after reading everyone’s kind comments, I’m feeling slightly better about the world and all the ants that live there.

R.A.. Macneil and Brian, thanks for dropping by.

Debralee, yeah, that was my teaser poster. Hope the real deal didn’t disappoint.

Oh, this is to cool, three British gents in a row,

Ian, Elliot, and Curtis, thanks for your classy U.K. style comments, you guys are poets.

Hey Greg, sorry we missed you at the Con. We kind of got swallowed up in all the crowds and all the excitement. We need to plan better next year.

Jared, no need to run my friend, your getting one for free.

Joe and Alina, thanks for stopping in.

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Ryan said...

This is nice, I can't wait to see more. I'm sure your book will do well. Don't worry about the ants, I'm sure they just came out to congratulate you aswell, but you met them with fear and distrust. No very nice at all. Anyway, great stuff!

Kevin Keele said...

Wow, this is awesome! I'm a fan.

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justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks for the kind words Ryan, I'm crossing my fingers to, or its back to the mundane -- maybe I'll get my old job at the Multiplex or something?

MARILLA said...

uuuwwwaahhhhh!! beautiful! awesome!(>_<)

I will make new blog for my children book idea too!!
he he he...
I will get your book, and give me your autograph...
he he...

Alexei Martins said...

Lovely illustration dude!!!!
Awesome...your dino RULES!!!!

Scott Wright said...

Great illustration....can't wait to see the painting the ants inspire.

Thanks for the great comments on my blog....Happy Blogging

S.T. Lewis said...

I love this one! It's great. Colors, composition, design, style... everything works perfectly! Nice stuff. I look forward to seeing more of it.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Hey, MARILLA, love your work, so of coarse I’ll sign a copy of my book for ya'
Thanks!

Hey Alexei and Mr. S.T. Lewis, thanks for stopping in.

And Scott, that painting will be coming very soon. It will be an angry painting, and black as the pits of hell :)

SIM-R said...

This is looking great man ....
Let me know when it hits the shelves .

Moro Rogers said...

I like the melancholy mood. Pretty neat.^__^

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justinpatrickparpan said...

Hey Simon...right, that is you Simon? Any how, thanks for stopping in.

Hey Moro, yep, Gwango is lonelier then a trucker on a midnight run. Who'd a thunk' a pink Bronto could be so glum, right?

Pickledog said...

I love everything about your style. Totally superb, and very inspiring.

mackaydesign said...

Great stuff yourself. Love these dinos and such. Excellent illustrations. Mind if I add your stories and pictures blog to my fav listings on my page?

Checkmark said...

Wow, that's really awesome. I really like the color transition in the sky. The skull in the foreground was really cool too I gotta say. Thanks a lot for the comment.

toni reyna said...

Really nice stile!Very charming

Ben Reynolds said...

This has a nice look to it man...very well done man.

the doodlers said...

Terrific illustration!!! It's got everything, a dino, mysterious bones, a great sky, power wires... We'd love to buy the book! What do we do?

Re: ants, you could try a substance called diatomaceous earth, to get rid of insects in the garden. It's very sharp shells of sea animals i think so it cuts insects exoscelletons. Not poisonous, but brutal to creepy crawlies. You buy it at organic supply stores and it's a very fine powdery looking substance that might do the trick. You'd just need a little to scatter on the path wher they walk.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks all for the comments,

mackaydesign, sure you can link me, if you want. Thanks! Quick question, what in gods green earth is that thing on your profile thumbnail?

??? It looks like a fish- man-monkey, or mabey a man-chimp-fish ???

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justinpatrickparpan said...

Hey doodlers,

Thanks for the Great Ant Advice, and so cool, it’s non poisonous -- I couldn’t murder a single ant if my life depended on it.

In regards to the book, it will be out in the fall, probably sometime in October, and available in major city bookstores and on Amazon.

Thanks for the interest

potato farm girl said...

Very cool! Congrats, I will pick it up!

mackaydesign said...

Thanks! Oh, the image in question was actually a large painting I did of a fish headed man. Here's a link to a cropped version I posted a while back.
click here

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks potato farm girl, that’s quite a compliment.

mackaydesign, thanks, a mystery is finally solved. However, I'm sorry to say your link doesn’t work. When I get some time, I'll try to search it out on your blog.

Anonymous said...

beautiful dinos! Love the color schemes...I also really like the photos. Keep it up.

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Elliot said...
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Elliot said...

http://mackaydesign.blogspot.com/2005/11/fish-hea
ded-man.html#

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks for the help Elliot, its a facinating painting.

Craig, fine work sir, I'm impressed as always.

Marmax said...

Awesome! It's like a coral reef outside of the water! And great colors!

justinpatrickparpan said...

Your dead right Marmax. I was going for a fish tank ornament.

monday-morgue said...

wow, I love all these drawings, can't wait for the book mannn!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Lovely piece , thanks for sharing.

Stephen said...

Can't wait to check it out! BRAVO! Do Antarticans get a free copy? If they do then I wish I was an Antartican. . .

justinpatrickparpan said...

Hey Steph,

If by Antarticans you’re referring to our pale brothers to the north, then right you are, their all getting free copies! And can you blame me? It’s like really cold there, and they have to keep those toasty fires stoked some how. My books going to make a lot of people happy :)

And if that’s not what you meant by Antarticans, then sorry, I don’t know what an Antartican is?

ken said...

very nice mate :D

justinpatrickparpan said...

I know this is really lame, but I can't pass up the oportunity. I have to be the one to tip the scale over to 50!

Leo Matsuda said...

Beautiful work Justin! Your work amazes me!