Monday, August 28, 2006

So why have I posted a giant chicken? There’s a simple explanation. You see, I started a new book project a few months back and it’s all about birds. I’m going to start showing some early concept work from the project, and what better way to usher in the first post then with a king-sized chicken!

By the way, the enormous chicken lives about forty minutes from my house, on the side of the road in Banning, Ca.

52 comments:

kookiejar said...

Hi justin! It must be quite a kick to achieve your ambitions at 23!! Great going!..... best of luck for your new project!
and thanks for visiting my blog...... will come by to see more from you!

Jared Chapman said...

Wow, what a great chicken! And the drawings are really great too ;)
If this is the early concept work, I can't even begin to imagine how great the finished book will look like. I bet it cures cancer and ends flat tires...

Gordon Fraser said...

You have some awesome work here Sir! (thanks for the comment on our blog!)

Alexei Martins said...

Yeah!!!!More awesome book!!!!I love birds idea!!

"van Vliet" Art Blog said...

Hi Justin. I saw you crow and immediately remember a bird I painted, actually a bird mask. Have a look, you might enjoy it. Keep up the good work.
Gordon van Vliet
http://vanvlietart.blogspot.com/2006_01_01_vanvlietart_archive.html

Mauricio said...

Hello!!

Great artwork, Justin!

Congrats

Mega said...

ha! it screams right in your face! i like it man!

Checkmark said...

Ha ha, that's awesome. This will be one cool book man. I really like the two bird pieces as well, they're look'n real good.

Ryan Wood said...

Fantastic work, Justin, I really like the birds. Great stuff, man.

Seth Hippen said...

There's another giant chicken on the side of a road in the hills and hollers of Rooster, KY, or thereabouts. You've got a great blog here. Thanks for sharing.

Alina Chau said...

Great chicken!! Have you heard about the headless chicken Mike? Try google search it, it's a fun story. HE ! HE! COol illos as always!!

Moro Rogers said...

Birds with teeth = good.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Great compliment Kookiejar, thanks.

Jared, yep, you know me--always trying to save the world with a pencil. Call me selfless, I guess.

Thanks Gordon and Alexei.

Gordon, just checked out your link. Yeah, that whole Northwest coast design was also a big influence on my project. Nice painting!

Hello Mauricio!!

Mega, screaming in peoples face is my specialty. It’s how I deal with "my issues"

Thanks Checkmark and Ryan.

Seth, There’s a giant chicken is Rooster, Kentucky you say. That's completely absurd :)

Alina, I googled the headless chicken Mike, and I want to cry now. Just when I thought I had a grasp on the workings of the world, something like this happens. I'm confused?

Scott Wright said...

More books please!

...for some reason I feel like chicken for dinner.

Tapan Gandhi said...

haha looking forward to it like everyone else ;)

Gabriel said...

Chickens are not the best of them, but usually birds are cool. Well, pidgeons aren't, they're just filthy. Turkeys are cool because they're ugly and funny. Anyway, good luck with your book!

Pickledog said...

Cock-a-doodle-doo.. That's a big bird!! You could eat breakfast for a year on one of its' eggs. Now all we need is to find a giant pig for bacon..

Awesome work Justin! Caw-caw

potato farm girl said...

Birds with teeth are truly frightening. The bottom one reminds me of the Sam the Eagle muppet, in a good way!

UrbanBarbarian said...

Tom Black Bird looks really sharp! Great job!

ken said...

cool chicken!

And congrats on the book below! the cover looks ace :D

Mattias said...

Must be a gender bending chicken then, it looks awfully butch anyway. The birds looks great

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justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks for the comments everyone.

Gabriel, lately I’ve been kind of into Emus. I like my birds primal and filthy.

Pickledog, yum, a king-sized breakfast. Sounds like a stomach churning goodtime!

potato farm girl, yeah, I was thinking about some of those old Jim Henson flicks when designing the characters.

Mattias, your right. I guess that giant chicken would in fact be a giant rooster.

Miss Mindy said...

wow... yer designs sooo cool!
:)mm

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martin wittig said...

Jutin--You seriously ROCK! Awesome.....simply awesome.

Chickengirl said...

chickens? did someone say CHICKENS? Say hello to the giant chicken for me. Oh how I love birds so a book about it will be awesome.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Miss Mindy,
Martin,
and Chickengirl--
Wow, what a swell bunch of characters! Thanks for stopping by.

Ryan said...

I love Tom Black Bird. I'm using the word love. About Tom Black Bird.

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Rrramone said...

Very cool pic. You might enjoy this one:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/90612949@N00/107385995/in/set-72057594100191750/

Adriana said...

Hey, thanks for visiting my blog! :) Great illustrations :D

robert casumbal said...

beautiful illustrations! I love your work!

GhettoFab said...

that fisrt book looks sharp and Im sure its only gettin better! Great pieces here and I look forward to seeing how this one progresses

Princess Pepper Cloud said...

Wow! You are an amazing artist! Congratulations on your glistening book! I can't believe this is the first time I have seen your blog. You have a HUGE imagination

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justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks everybody!

Christophe said...

Wow your work is amazing !! I'd love to read Gwango's adventures. :-)

Josh Parpan said...

Egg-celent!

Gregory Sesma said...

ahhhhh...... the ultra mega chicken

cool pics man.... me likes them, loads

Elliot said...

I can tell you everything there is to know about the emu.
Including what they taste like.

Anne said...

Hee there JPP, great style. It has a unique vintage feel about it. And a book too, at 23? Good on ya.

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justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks for the kind words guys.

Josh, not meaning to be a spelling Nazi or anything, but I believe it’s pronounced excellent :)

Hey Greg, how’s the summer going? Your about to head back to school, right? —you lucky dog you!

Elliot, so how does Emu taste like? I bet it taste something like a mix of cotton candy, gym socks and meat loaf, right? Nice to hear from you man!

Thanks Anne!

cristina paulos said...

I love the bottom one! cute!

Poetrywithmeaning.com said...

AHHHH, A giant chicken!!!


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Alfredo said...

hey justin im a big fan of ur work!

hope to see more of those concepts soon man they look amazing, cheers man!

Clio said...

Amazing work!! Dang. I love the kitsch nature of it all!

donnachada said...

Ahhh, yes, another project from you. Can't wait to see the finished product.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks guys!

Goobeetsablog said...

Sorry I missed these.
nice work.

todays home listings should feature
such important additions

4 bedroom 2 bath house with modern
kitchen close to shops and
giant chicken-adjacent

justinpatrickparpan said...

I agree man!