Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Look what I made!

Advanced copies of my book have arrived from the enchanted land of China, and yesterday morning I had my first gander at the finished product. Look how it glistens in the smoldering California sun!

Here’s another illustration from the book. The gent in the foreground is Sam, the lonely projectionist of the abandoned drive-in movie theatre.

58 comments:

Mattias said...

Is it through a publisher? I'd love to buy a copy of your book

justinpatrickparpan said...
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justinpatrickparpan said...

Yep, it’s through a San Diego based publisher. If you’re interested in buying a copy, you can check out the Red Cygnet Press home sight. In a couple of weeks, as the release looms near, I’ll be posting some links to other places where you can pick up a book.

Thanks for the interest.

D.TAYLOR said...

That`s a great image...you,ya lovely book,the desert...what more does a man need?!!
I`ll check back for more info so I can get me a copy.

Pahl said...

Wonderfull illustrations! You create a msysterious atmosphere yet the images are very graphic. I will try to by your book.

Goobeetsablog said...

can't wait!

it looks terrific
-brian

Joe said...

Congrats. The book looks really hot.

Mega said...

these are wicked! great painting skills!

Checkmark said...

Awesome, you got a book! I really like the new art too, it has a good lonely feel. The monster dino up on the screen is look'n mighty fine too.

Edward Juan said...

Oh sweet!!!!! Congradulation Justin! That's just too sweet!

Dominic Bugatto said...

Nicely done.Congrats!

Elliot said...

You are some kind of man-god in my humble sub human eyes...


Not really.

xx

Alexei Martins said...

Hey Man!!!!I'd love to buy a copy of your book...but i live in Brazil...what i need to do???

ivaylo said...

Congratulations Justin! Looks great! I'll be picking up a copy for sure.
Wish you success with it!!

Scott Wright said...

Congratulations.

I can't wait to get a copy.

Marmax said...

Awesome! I'm really looking forward to check it out!

Young Vo said...

Cool Stuff, I'll check back to get more details of your book.

Rock on!

Gregory Sesma said...

Boy Howdy!!!!! I can't wait to read that there book.

.... by the way, what on earth happened to your head young sir?

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks folks!

Yeah, if any ones interested in getting a hold of a copy, you can preorder it now on the Red Cygnet Press home sight. I'll be setting up some links in October when the book actually goes on sale.

Alexei, you should be able to buy the book on Amazon.com this October, if you’re interested.

Thanks Elliot, but I really think of myself more as a man-child then anything else.

Greg, this young sir lost his head a long time ago, and I’ve been searching for it ever since.

UrbanBarbarian said...

Congrats! You're an amazing artist and don't let anyone tell you otherwise! ;)

Tamsin Ainslie said...

That looks awesome! well done! fabulous illustrations.

elephantmarchblog said...

This is very nice. Thanks for commenting on my stuff. It's the first time anyone's every described my work as "unique". I've always envied people from Calarts...

Keep up the good work yourself

Jarrett said...

oo wow this is great.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks for the comments.

William, your work is really unique, especially your twist on the whole OZ story.

Debralee Shelby said...

I'm feeling really redundant, since everyone is saying this, but seriously I can't wait to see your there thar book too!

Pickledog said...

Thanks for the sneek-peek! I will be picking up a copy for sure.. hopefully it will be released in Canada

Chickengirl said...

oooh its so shiny and new :-)

donnachada said...

oooooo, look, purdy.
Looking forward to seeing it. I'll be picking up one for sure.

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Tapan Gandhi said...

thanks for dropping by! i must say, ur work is TRULY inspiring.. i love ur style

Hans said...

Wow, that's fantastic! I can really see the awesomeness beaming out from your new book!:D
I'll say it again, I really dig your style. Great composition and focal points in the dinosaur image.

Have a great weekend,

Hans

justinpatrickparpan said...

Pickledog, you can order it online--Amazon.com, or the Red Cygnet Press sight. That would probably be the easiest route.

Yep Chicken Gal, gotta love that glossy paper, it makes everything look so damn fine!

Thanks Donnachada!

Hans, those aren’t beams of awesomeness, their horrifying death beams—like the Ark from Indiana Jones, the second you open its mystical pages, your skin will melt, and your eyeballs will fall out. And that my freind is a promise!

Dave said...

yeah, great job!

blau said...

Congrats..! Amazing work..!

JacqueLynn said...

SOOOOO excited about your book. Big time congrats!!!!

justinpatrickparpan said...

Dave,
Blau,
JacqueLynn,
thanks for the kind words.

PaulSketch said...

WOOHOOO!! congratz on the book man! Your illustrations are very inspiring

Stephen said...

BRAVO! Good show!

-steph

Jared Chapman said...

Wowee! That's too stinkin' cool. I can't wait to run out and get my own copy. Congrats Justin!

craig said...

oh man..great stuff. Congrats on completin the book. Looks suh-weeeet.

potato farm girl said...

Ooooh, I like the light of the movie screen, the screeching monster is quite nice!

Jo Bling said...

Spiffing, but then you already know that JP ;-D

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks Paul.

Hey Stephen, nice to here from you. Congrats on the promotion. You’re a Character Fabrication Assistant now?

Thanks for the support Jared. But you’re getting a free one, remember?

Craig, I just checked out your work and its really amazing. Thanks for the kind words man!

Wow, thanks for noticing Potato farm Girl. It took me about an hour to get that portion of the image just right.

And finally,

I appreciate your snappy British compliments, Mr. Bling. Spiffing, can I start using that one?

Alina Chau said...

WOW! WOW!! Those are super COOOL!! Love the outdoor cinema, and that frame picture is AWESOME!

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks Alina :)

Ben Reynolds said...

what?? you have a book?? I want one.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

Awesome.

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Ryan said...

Wow great stuff, congratulations on the book!

Devo! said...

Man totally sweet dude, looks amazing.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Ben
Mr. Culbard
Ryan and Devo

--Thanks :)

R.A. MacNeil said...

Oh wow! I'll have to see about picking one up. Awesome.

-Ryan

Josh Parpan said...

Can I have a free copy?

justinpatrickparpan said...

I’ll let you read the one on mom’s coffee table.

Andrew Glazebrook said...

Great work !! Having been a cinema projectionist for 9 years in my last job I feel interested in what happens to Sam ! :)

martin wittig said...

CONGRATS!!!!!!:) I can't wait to see it!:)

Dave Pryor said...

It's a creat composition. I really feel sorry and sad for the dinosaur. I know the lost character concept has been done before - but your art captures it so simply and perfectly. Thanks for posting it to see.

Kelly said...

Big congrats justin. That last illustration is totally clear and interesting. Here's to many more books with great drawings to come!