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Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Dear Budding Young Illustrator


You know that old saying "You pay peanuts, you get monkeys"?
Do we want monkey children?

18 comments:

Oscar Grillo said...

Well...I've been there..Is nothing, just a small stumble in the bloody road to earn a crust.


REALLY...Your drawing is gorgeous (And you know I know what I am talking about!!!)

Anonymous said...

The kiddies I know appreciate character in their books. If it catches them visually that is all that matters. They love to look at pictures. And parents especially like when it doesn't involve violence ;)

charmaine said...

sigh........ a frequently heard tale I'm afraid.

You know his work well, but thought I'd take the time to tell you that among my various friends small children Leigh Hobbs 'Old Tom' character is the 'cat of choice'. Must be them tame bold lines no?

ALBERT PARDO said...
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ALBERT PARDO said...

---WHATEVER MAN, DON'T SWEAT IT, I THINK THE CATS ARE REAL FRESH, I LIKE THE STYLE OF EACH, NICE COLOR, NICE INK LINE...

---MY COUSIN REBECCA PUT ME ON TO YOUR BLOG... GREAT STUFF ON THE BLOG ALL TOGETHER, NICE STYLE...

---ANYWAY, WORKING IN THE ART FIELD IN NYC AIN'T ALL THAT GREAT, TRUST ME...

flipstudios said...

nothing to do with you man. i think the cats are awesome. at least ya get to keep 'em. cheers,

Andrew

Elliot said...

Hey everyone - thanks for the support.
Dont' miss the point however - I know the drawing is just fine.
It's the repression of children that bothers me.

wolfy said...

Those drawings are similar to a lot of the Sat Morn Cartoons we have in the US. I wonder why the two different aesthetics?

-M

DrClau said...

As an American, I can tell you exactyl what is inappropriate with your cats. First of all, the light blue one is obviously homosexual (you thought I'd be misled by the pink one didn't you?), and we don't like that kind of stuff over here. Furthermore, it's obvious that since all the other cats are hanging out with a debased cat, they too are all sexual deviants. Thus, your illustration is too sexually explicit for children.

Oh and the dog is obviously getting buggered off-frame.

Adriaan said...

DrClau...What's so fucking wrong with us the brown bandits, you c*nt f*ck?!!!

DrClau said...

NOoooo! My sensitive ears!

mr-dunn* said...

dean roberts wouldn't mind monkey children...
i am not helping am i ?...

Stef said...

we'll get this resolved around 1 or 2 drinks on saturday.

Elliot said...

This has gotten very surreal....

I'll see you Saturday Stephane.

Rich said...

As a child of 30-odd I can definitely say your drawing gladdens my black-little-damien-like heart... if they had their throats cut out.

I'd like to know who these market researchers are talking to. Thick as shit middle income American 'moms' I'm sure.

Jonny Wilkinson said...

If market research actually worked no film or book or ad campaign would ever fail.

And yet...

Clio said...

I think cartoons and books need to try extra hard to even GET a kid's attention these days - your kitties would definitely fare better. And yeah, a cat's just a cat. Find less suits to work with! We've had to remove the stupidest things - like milk cartons - to avoid suggesting substance abuse.... MILK!!!

Elliot said...

Very valid point Clio.
I shall use that to whine about in the future.

 
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