Friday, January 22, 2010

Clumsy IF


I usually like to create new illustrations for the IF topic. But I knew I had this one in my files and thought I'd use it. It is from a story that I illustrated in a magazine called Stories for Children. The story is about a young boy who spends the weekend with his grandparents. The first night he hears someone calling his name from the den. The second night he hears it again. By now he's getting freaked out, but nervously tries to investigate. In his trepidation he clumsily trips over a table outside the den. It turns out, his grandparents were trying to teach a parakeet to say the boy's name as a birthday gift. Even the bird is peeking his head out of the den to check out all the comotion :o)

22 comments:

  1. Nice story and work! Have a great weekend!
    ^_^

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  2. Oh that's sweet! Love his baseball jammies and the surprise of the moment! I was fascinated by hearing that you were a political cartoonist for so long-- I would love to see some!

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  3. Ahhhhh, this is cute, love the story too.

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  4. story and illo are absolutely adorables, the baby is wonderful!!!
    have a super weekend Jack ;o)

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  5. This is great Jack... I love the look on the parakeets face!!! Super!!!

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  6. Ha! Great illo and love the story, too. I hope yuo get lots of work in 2010. Blessings...

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  7. Nice stuff, Jack! The bird seems very much like part of the family! :D

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  8. What a cute story and great illo Jack - I especially love the bird getting in on the action too!

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  9. Oh, this is such a nice interpretation! I like the story that goes with it and love the parakeet peeking round the door!

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  10. nice piece, jack! it is perfect for the theme!

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  11. Very sweet illustration and a nice story behind it! Thank you for stopping by my blog.

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  12. Cool picture, Jack. The grandfather looks too horrified to help, lol! Nice work mate.

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  13. I think his expression is what makes this piece so great, Jack. He has that "oh, thank goodness, whew" look...which is so sweet! Great job!

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  14. Like the story and the light. Very cute great expressions especially the parrot.

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  15. A nice story with a satisfying ending for a child. As always, for IF, you have come up with a perfect illustration for the topic.

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  16. i love how clean your shapes are! :) very nice!

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  17. Sounds a lovely story, and I like the illustration!

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  18. what a sweet story and I like how the birds head is poking around the door too.

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  19. Hi Jack - I know my comments are popping up scattered around your blog, but I am having so much fun reading. I really like the one about the grandparents teaching the parrot to say the little boy's name. Being a grandparent myself, I can really appreciate and understand the humor in this. Just a little funny humor - my blog is titled Lollipop's Cottage because when my husband and I found out we were going to be grandparents, he decided he wanted to be called Pop. I gave it some thought and really didn't want to be called Nana (because that was my Mom who had passed away) or Grandma because that was my husband's Mom; so, with a little thinking and a little humor, I decided I wanted to be called Lolli. After all what kid wouldn't want to go to LolliPop's House. So, that is where I came up with my blog. I even wrote a picture book about it, that I am polishing up. Isn't it great being a grandparent?

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