Friday, January 1, 2010

"And in and out of weeks"


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I want to say thank you. The response I've had to the idea has gone beyond what I ever imagined for it. The project has truly become what I had hoped for but did not imagine exactly possible. When I think about the response, the show, and contributing artists involvement and the level of jaw dropping work, it's really nothing more than a testament to just how bad people love Maurice Sendak.

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My goal all along for TYE was to honor the book and express my love for it in pictures because I just couldn't do it with words, no matter how hard I tried. I've been humbled by the response of so many incredibly hard working, gifted artists.

Putting together Terrible Yellow Eyes has been the fulfillment of a years long desire to do something more than just enjoy Where the Wild Things Are. Maurice Sendak has influenced me and countless others so profoundly, so completely altering the face of what a children's book is and what the medium can be, it seems the only thing we could have ever done was to just celebrate it.

Thank you all!

Cory

"Oh please don't go..."


I love Luisa Uribe's work. So much so, in fact, that when I received her contribution to Terrible Yellow Eyes I knew I wanted to hold on to it for one of the final posts. Unfortunately that means I've been holding on to it for quite a while, my apologies, Luisa!

It encapsulates some feelings that, like the rest of my personal feelings regarding the book, are difficult for me to put into words. Luisa's subtle line work and heart-breakingly beautiful color choices are almost too much. I really, really love this piece. From the ghostly Wild Things, to the very real sensation of wind you feel when you look at it, I love this piece.

Visit Luisa's blog to see more.

steam thing

Italian artist Francesco Poroli brings us this incredible piece. Amazing shapes.

I'm not sure what I like better the steam-punk vision of Wild Things or the thought that maybe Max built a Wild Thing robot.

See more of Francesco's work at his site.

textile thing


I'm pleased to be able to show you Canadian artist Miki Sato's wonderful contribution to TYE. Miki's work is a mixed media technique involving the layering of found surfaces and textiles.

Everything conspires together make a really beautiful piece!

Visit Miki's site to see more of her works.

"eat you up"


French artist Philippe Pouzaud does some pretty great work and naturally his TYE contribution is no exception! I enjoy his wonderful combination of lines and shape choices.

Visit Philippe's blog to see more of his work.

"all around"


Ben Mounsey is one of my favorite artists and I'm pleased to be able to show you his contribution to TYE. I think it's just stunning.

Visit Ben over at his site.

King!


Zach Bellissimo is no stranger to TYE and he returns to give us one more contribution. Zach's line work and sense of shape is just stellar.

As before, visit Zach's blog to see more.

More Wild Triptych




Shirley Ng-Benitez created these lovely set of little watercolors.

Visit Shirley over at her blog.

Max + Carol


Pablo is an artist from Argentina who makes some really incredible work. I love the shapes.

Visit Pablo's blog to see more.

1, 2, 3, 4


Awesome! I love the limited color work of Fritz Bowwl's TYE.

Visit Fritz over at his blog to see more of his work.

Max's mind


Kevin Stanton delivers to us this wonderful paper cutout of Max.

Visit Kevin's blog to see more.

gone


One of the things I've enjoyed most about TYE is seeing the different interpretations and moments of the story called out in ways I never thought of.

And one of the best examples of this is revisiting the Wild Things after their king left and examining the idea a little more closely. That idea never occurred to me.

Silvia Ortega brings us this sad and lonely Wild Thing.

Visit Silvia over at her blog.

little wild things


Juan Chavez has got a pretty great little thing going here; he's put together many small drawings of Wild Things in various poses and complied them all together.

I've posted a detail of some of my personal favorites here.

Visit Juan over at his blog to see more.

Friday, December 25, 2009

Paper Max

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French artist, Diona has created a beautiful paper cut out of Max. I wanted to include the "perspective" shot of the set up to give you a better idea of what she's made.

Her work and paper cut outs are just lovely and I'm honored to have a contribution to TYE.

Visit Diona's blog see more.

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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

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Terrible Yellow Eyes is closing January 1, 2010

"hold your mistake up"


Man, I love the work of Dustin Nguyen, it's just something you need to see. I especially love the subtle pencil rendering of Max here.

As always, visit Dustin's blog to see more of his works.

going home


I particularly like the face of the Wild Thing in Angela Matteson's contribution to TYE.

Visit Angela's blog to see more.

Snow thing


I really love the work of Katie Shanahan, her lines and shapes are just beautiful. They're always expressive and comedic, in the best way.

Visit Katie's blog to see more of her works (and read her delightful web-comic!)

Wild!


I get a lot of enjoyment out great shapes put together -- and Paul O'Flanagan's delightful TYE is no exception.

Swing by Paul's blog to see more of his work.

"Don't go."


Man! Alec Parry Jones does some really incredible collage work! I just love it and I'm very glad to be able to show you his contribution to TYE.

Visit Alec's blog to see more.

Friday, December 18, 2009

friends


Laszlito Kovacs, man, this guy can put some shapes and colors together! I really love Laszlito's work and I thrilled to be able to present his contribution to TYE.

And in Laszlito's own words, "Greetings from Amsterdam!"

Visit his site to see more.


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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

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Terrible Yellow Eyes is closing January 1, 2010

"We'll eat you up"


All the way from New Zealand, Alex Leighton brings us the great and awesome contribution! Such wonderful shapes.

Visit's Alex's blog to see more.

ink thing


Man, got to love Nicholas Watson's beautiful pen and ink drawings! Just wonderful.

Visit Nick's blog to see more.

Wild fishing

Lam Giang brings us along on a fishing trip. Lam's line work is fun. I also enjoy the Wild Thing's faces, in particular.

As usual, visits Lam's blog to see more.

Max


Thibaut Rassat is a brilliant French artist, I love his color palette and shapes for his TYE contribution in particular.

Visit Thibaut over at his blog.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Max et les Maximonstres

This is piece by French artist, Clément Lefèvre, is one of the ones I'll remember and have with me long after the project is complete. It's stunning; simply too beautiful.

As always, visit Clément's blog.


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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

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Terrible Yellow Eyes is closing January 1, 2010

Wild triptych


Once again I don't speak Italian, so I gather that a brother duo, Ekoes, put together these contributions. I liked the drawing so much for the one I wanted to include it.

Visit them over on their blog.

Wild time


I hope you will enjoy this contribution by Sandra Vargas. I like the shapes that make up the Wild Thing's face particularly.

Visit Sandra over at her blog.

Friday, December 4, 2009

Terrible Yellow Eyes, final postings

Hello Everyone!

I wanted let you all know, friends of Terrible Yellow Eyes, that I have made the decision to close the project with a final post, Friday, January 1, 2010.

This hasn't been an easy choice for me. Since I have close to a year's worth of free time wrapped up in the planning and execution of this project you can imagine that I'm attached to it. But I am ready to move on to other personal work and other projects. Naturally, the collection's not going anywhere, it will remain online, but I do feel the project has run it's course.

I want to say thank you. The response I've had to the idea has gone beyond what I imagined for it. The project has truly become what I had hoped for but did not imagine exactly possible. When I think about the response, the show, and contributing artists involvement and the level of jaw dropping work, it's really nothing more than a testament to just how bad people love Maurice Sendak.

* * *

My goal all along for TYE was to honor the book and express my love for it in pictures because I just couldn't do it with words, no matter how hard I tried. I've been humbled by the response of so many incredibly hard working, gifted artists. I think I can also say I've made a few new friends along the way.

Putting together Terrible Yellow Eyes has been the fulfillment of a years long desire to do something more than just enjoy Where the Wild Things Are. Maurice Sendak has influenced me and countless others so profoundly, so completely altering the face of what a children's book is and what the medium can be, it seems the only thing we could have ever done was to just celebrate it.

Thank you all!

Cory

Sleeping Thing


Incredible contribution by Josh Holland. It's just wonderful, start to finish. What's more, you can take a peek at the creation of the piece from all the many ideas, to most every other stage in between.

Take a trip over to Josh's blog to see more.

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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

Wild Thing (fate il mio cuore cantare)


A brilliant and beautiful piece by Italian artists Tommaso Valsecchi and Daniele Verzini. I don't read Italian well (or at all) so as I understand it that they tag-teamed this one.

As usual, visit Tommaso's blog, and Daniele's site to see more.

Moishe

Harris Hammersmith does some pretty great work, I enjoy his ink work and light watercolors, especially.

Visit his site to see more.

Friday, November 27, 2009

Max and the Monster


French artist Yohan Sacré delivers to us this beautiful contribution. I really love Yohan's work, it's subtle and clever.

As always, stop by Yohan's blog to see more.

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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

"You'd better look out below!"


Joseph Game's work is delightful, joy-inducing, and full of life. I love the shapes he pulls together and his color work especially.

Visit Joseph, or "Chogrin" over at his site.

Reading


Christian Rebecchi, a part of Switzerland based studio "Nevercrew" has contributed this great TYE. I enjoy the sharpness of the image, and the play of the lights and darks in particular.

Swing by Chrisitan's blog to see more of Nevercrew's work.

Friday, November 20, 2009

Medieval Max


I love the varied and masterful work of Jason Bennett. He's a tremendous draftsman and I have great respect for anyone who can work to such great results in multiple media.

Visit Jason over on his blog.


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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

Terrifying Rumpus


German artist David Müller gives us this awesome, and terrifying piece. What great shapes and chiseled faces. David has captured the fury and wildness of the Rumpus.

Visit David over at his blog.

Striped trees


Tanja Poot hails from the Netherlands and she brings us this wonderful contribution.

As always, visit Tanja over at her blog.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Climbing trees


Canadian artist Jen Morgan brings us this moody, haunting little piece. I especially enjoy the atmosphere, and the notion that Max just be in a little danger of this Wild Thing.

Visit Jen over at her site.

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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

Shadow of old fun.


I'm a sucker for imagery using the motif of one person casting another person's shadow. Bonnie Bladen does some sensitive, beautiful work and her TYE contribution is no exception.

Stop by Bonnie's blog to see more of her work.

Pinstripe Thing


Designer Josh Korwin contributed this awesome Wild Thing, pinstriped.

Visit Josh over at his blog.

Friday, November 6, 2009

The King of All Wild Things


Only one new contribution today but it's a great one! Shane Hillman brings us this delightful piece.

Visit Shane over at his site.

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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

Friday, October 30, 2009

Dancing King


Wouter Tulp hails from the Netherlands and brings us this wonderful piece, I love the shapes and textures.

Visit Wouter over at his site.

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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

The Forest behind the door.

David Sourwine is one of those amazingly prolific artists, as you can see on his site, he's a busy guy. He does some incredible work and I'm very pleased to post his contribution to TYE.

Visit David's blog to see more of his work.

Dancing Max


UK artist, Nick Stoney brings us another delightful contribution, this time of Max.

As always, stop by Nick's blog to see more.

Friday, October 23, 2009

Sad Max


French artist Sebastien Mesnard is one of the most prolific Terrible Yellow Eyes contributors. I hope you take a moment and check out all of his contributions. His work is haunting and wonderful and his contributions to TYE are no exception.

Seb is a great friend, I love his work, and I'm very pleased to bring you his newest TYE.

Thanks again Seb!

As always, visit Seb over on his blog.

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That's all the TYE for today!

Be sure and check back next Friday for more of the Terrible!

Confrontation


Another take on one of my favorite moments by Andrew Mitchell.

Visit Andrew's site to see more.