Monthly Archives: September 2011

You Bug Me

Jan Van Kessel, 1653…

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Joris Hoefnagel, 1542-1601

Insects and the Head of a Wind God

Aubert-Henri-Joseph Parent, 1753-1835

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Tristan Bronkhorst

cockroach

The Elegant Cockroach, By Deidre Anne Martin, illustrated by Stefanie Augustine, and published by the very wonderful Uppercase Gallery (the magazine and book publisher). Take a peek at Issue 6 here, full of illustration, typography, art and craft. Well done Janine Vangool!

The Elegant Cockroach from UPPERCASE gallery on Vimeo.

 

A poem I learned when I was eight, written by Christopher Morley

NURSERY RHYMES FOR THE TENDER-HEARTED

(Dedicated to Don Marquis)

Scuttle, scuttle, little roach—
How you run when I approach:
Up above the pantry shelf,
Hastening to secrete yourself.

Most adventurous of vermin,
How I wish I could determine
How you spend your hours of ease,
Perhaps reclining on the cheese.

Cook has gone, and all is dark—
Then the kitchen is your park:
In the garbage heap that she leaves
Do you browse among the tea leaves?

How delightful to suspect
All the places you have trekked:
Does your long antenna whisk its
Gentle tip across the biscuits?

Do you linger, little soul,
Drowsing in our sugar bowl?
Or, abandonment most utter,
Shake a shimmy on the butter?

Do you chant your simple tunes
Swimming in the baby’s prunes?
Then, when dawn comes, do you slink
Homeward to the kitchen sink?

Timid roach, why be so shy?
We are brothers, thou and I.
In the midnight, like yourself,
I explore the pantry shelf!

 George Herriman‘s 1922 interpretation of Archy, the literary cockroach with a poet’s soul, from Don Marquis’ exquisite ‘Archy & Mehitabel’ series…

…and Edward Gorey‘s ‘Archy’…

Kelly Murphy‘s illustration for Elise Broach‘s ‘The Masterpiece’…

Roger Duvoisin

Woop Studios

John W. Golden

The Enlightened Fireflies Print 8.5 in x 11 in

Vojtech Kubasta

Harrison Cady, 1921…thanks University Of Washington Historical Children’s Literature Collection…

The animal alphabet (p. [10])

 Alistar

Eszter Schall

Aaron Leighton

Kevin Waldron

Best New Illustrators Avatars

Alice & Martin Provensen

Neal Layton

Calef Brown

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Julia Freund at Lineanongrata

antsy picknick original

Penelope Dullaghan

David Habben

 Brad Reynolds

Albrecht Durer, 1505…

PaperCutsByJoe

Giant Harlequin Beetle Hand-Cut Paper Silhouette- 8x10

Beetle Hand-Cut Paper Silhouette- 8x10

Donald Sultan

Anita Lehman…thanks Letterology

Magnus Muhr

Dead Flies Art (15 pics)

Dead Flies Art (15 pics)

Emilia Dziubak…!

Svjetlan Junakovic..

Lauren Child

Elsa Mora

Leo Lionni

Ian Dutton

Debi Gliori

John Rae, 1922…thanks Children’sBooksOnline…

Sara Fanelli

Anna Laura Cantone

Ronald Searle

Tatsuro Kiuchi

…and now that you’re completely exhausted, having swatted all these insects, sit back and watch this delightful Silly Symphony, 1932…

 


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Noah’s Ark

I’ve been over at Julie Fortenberry‘s lovely site, Children’s Illustration, posting many delightful images of Noah’s Ark last week and today, so please pop over and check out my epic posts, which include…

Evaldas Mikalauskis

…and Sven Brasch

In the meantime, here are some more Noah’s Ark images, this one an 11th century bronze door in Verona

Illustration from the Latin edition of  Nuremberg Chronicles, 1493…

and Nuremberg Bible, 1495

Romeyn de Hooghe‘s engraving from the Dutch Lutheran Bible’s 1682 edition, found in the database of book illustrations at the University of Amsterdam…thanks BibliOdyssey

Biblia by Romeyn de Hooghe, 1682

From The Chronicles of Saxony, 1492…

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‘Noah in praying attitude’, an engraved detail from a marble sarcophagus in the catacombs of St Priscilla, Rome. Quentin Blake’s inspiration, perhaps?…thanks LessingPhotoArchive. Noah in praying attitude. Engraving. Detail from a marble sarcophagus

Detail of ‘Waves of the Flood’, from the panel ‘Noah’s Ark’ of the Verdun Altar, Klosterneuburg, Austria, begun 1181…also LessingPhotoArchive

Nicolas of Verdun. Waves of The Flood, from the panel "Noah's Ark" of the Verdun Altar. Enamel plaque in champleve technique on gilded copper (begun 1181)

Nicolas of Verdun. Dove with olive leaf, from the panel "Noah's Ark" of the Verdun Altar. Enamel plaque in champleve technique on gilded copper (begun 1181)

Medieval Spanish Manuscript, 970-975 A.D…

Emeterio the Monk. The Ark floats on a rising flood which engulfs all man- kind. From MS "Beatus in Apocalipsin" composed around 784 by the abbot of Saint Martin de Liebano, Spain. The version in hand was illustrated by the monk Emeterio and a nun signed "En Depinctrix" between 970 and 975.

Mosaic detail of ‘The Great Rain’, Basilica of San Marco, Venice

School:Italian. The great rain. Detail from the story of Noah and the Flood, in the arcades of the atrium. Mosaic.

Detail of Manuscript, ‘Waves of the Flood’, from Akko, then Jerusalem, 13th century…

. The Waves of The Flood. From Akko, then Kingdom of Jerusalem, detail of Noah's Ark, "Histoire Universelle en Francais de la Creation du Monde a Cesar" (1260-1270) Inv. 562

Enamel plaque from the Verdun Altar, Klosterneuburg, Austria, begun 1181…

Nicolas of Verdun. Animals looking out of the Ark's windows. Detail from the panel "Noah's Ark" of the Verdun Altar. Enamel plaque in champleve technique on gilded copper (begun 1181)

After the Flood, grass grows again on earth’…detail of German stained glass window of ‘Noah In His Ark’ , 1270-80

. After the Flood, grass grows again on earth. Detail of "Noah in his Ark" from the church of Wimpffen im Tale. Stained glass (1270-1280)

and Noah’s hand with olive leaf, 13th century Germany…

. Noah's hand and the olive twig. Detail of "Noah in his Ark" from from the church of Wimpffen im Tale. Close-up of 15-04-01/65. Stained glass window (1270-1280)


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This Is Where We Live

A wonderful piece of animation, made for 4th Estate Publishing’s 25th anniversary, produced by Apt Studio and Asylum Films, animated by Susie Jones and Alex Major…

This Is Where We Live from 4th Estate on Vimeo.

…for more details, check out 25th Estate

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