Wednesday, September 20, 2006

Some more conceptual work from the Blackbird book. This one smells like a secondhand book store. So kickback and have a read while the smell of antique books, cat hair and ancient dust slowly chokes the air around you!

Oh, and while your at it, check out the new official Red Cygnet Press blog. There you can find posts from me and some of the other authors and illustrators.

29 comments:

craig said...

daaaaamn. REALLY like it. Nice touches like the library stamp.

himavant said...

ah thanks, same here.

i really like your retro work!

Ryan said...

Haha Awesome!

I'd buy that for a dollar!

Jared Chapman said...

Don't forget the scents of mold and old lady... those are very important smells in a secondhand bookstore as well. Cool concept work!

Jeff Durham said...

I used to have that book. The ending wasn't very good but I liked the cover and the little illustrations at the beginning of each chapter.
Good stuff.

Duncan Barton said...

I just found your blog and would like to say that your work is great and very inspiring!

Hans said...

Mmm yes, I can really smell, feel and hear the oldness:) Old books have these soft pages, that makes a certain whooof sound when you flip through 'em. Awesome and very authentic! Great design, I love his eyes and theeth.

Hans

Goobeetsablog said...

I need to return this one,
the fines are skyrocketing

it was a nickel and then a dime
yesterday the library sent over thugs to break my shins.

man they're tough.

still a nice drawing.
-brian

Alexei Martins said...

Nice work!!!!!(O_O)

Andrew Shek said...

i really like the retro-look of all your designs, this dinosaury bird is really nice

eel bog said...

this stuff in awesome! the colours are fantastic, and VIBRANT! can't wait to see more.

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks Mr. Craig.

Himavant, never really thought of my work as retro, but it’s a nice compliment.

Right you are Jared, and what about the pipe smoke-- the used bookshop in my hometown always reeks of it!

I agree Jeff, the ending was rather rotten.

Thanks Duncan

Well said Hans, I know exactly what your talking about.

Yeah Brian, I want my damn book back. Lets not make this uglier then it already is!

Thanks for the words Alexei and Andrew.

Nice, the Eel Blog has come to visit my little blog. Its nice to see you--really love the work you’ve been doing!

Moro Rogers said...

That's great...and that typeface, holy crap...^__^

Gregory Sesma said...

great stuff man

justinpatrickparpan said...

Thank you my fellow Cal Arts cronies.

Anonymous said...

Awesome!!!

Meg Shaw said...

wow! I love your illustrations.
Hope it's okay if I link you...

Josh Parpan said...

Well played good sir.

PaulSketch said...

WHOA; I thought that this was actually a book you picked up, haha! Now that is sayin' something - awesome effect!!

R.A. MacNeil said...

I like his teeth and little feet. Great piece.

-Ryan

Jarrett said...

as usual, you're awesome! so unique.

Meesimo said...

Cool! Nice stuff all around.
and thanks for posting on my blog.
Cheers,
Meesimo

I. N. J. Culbard said...

nice dust jacket effect. really suits the illustration.

I. N. J. Culbard said...

nice dust jacket effect. really suits the illustration.

Stephen said...

Excellent! Garage sales have become all the more enticing once again. Thanks!

-steph

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justinpatrickparpan said...

Thanks brother Josh. I aim to please!

Mr. Culbard, thats quite a compliment coming from the creator of the worn and torn Zombie Kong!

Hey Stephen, you can buy the book along with some old records and an Empire Strikes Back puzzle for 75 cents, if your interested?

Mattias said...

Hes got legs that don't quit.

Pickledog said...

Mmmmm.. smelly book. Bird-tastic illustration! This book is a wonderful treasure. I love the Chesterfield County Library Stamp.
Chesterfield County sounds like a nice restful place to visit.