Jules: It seems like just yesterday that we started featuring student or newly-graduated illustrators at the beginning of each month here at 7-Imp, but it’s already June. JUNE, I tell ya! And this is our sixth one. Yeesh, before you know it, it’ll be December and snowing. Where does the time go?
And we’re happy that illustrator James Hindle agreed to share some art work with us. He sent us a handful of images, but how can we not open up with cupcakes? (And cupcake tattoos and a cupcake belt buckle, at that. Has Fuse, the self-proclaimed cupcake fanatic, considered these things?). This is “Bake Sale” from 2007. James, who lives in Massachusetts, has some more illustrations and comics featured at his web site, WorryStories.com, and here are some of the ilustrations he sent us for today’s feature (the first, untitled; the second, “Bed Head”; and the third, “The Tall Man,” all from 2007):
He also gave us free reign to choose whatever we’d like that we see at his site, and I just have to include Tailypo here. Anyone familiar with that old Appalachian piece of folklore might appreciate this one, which I found at James’ sketchbook page:
James has comics, dating back to ’04, at this page of his site and more illustrations featured here. He even, apparently, does an occasional painting. Can’t you just see some of James’ work in some YA novels, especially graphic novels? We thank him for taking the time to stop by 7-Imp today and letting us feature him. We also wish him the best of luck and hope to see lots more of his work in the future.
As a reminder, our weekly 7 Kicks list is the meeting ground for listing Seven(ish) Exceptionally Fabulous, Beautiful, Interesting, Hilarious, or Otherwise Positive Noteworthy Things from the past week — whether book-related or not — that happened to you (as well as featuring new artists like James). You — yes, you reading now — are more than welcome to leave your kicks from the week, whether you’ve ever done so before or not.
1* I saw the most recent play my husband designed, and it was incredible. I Am My Own Wife is a one-man show about an actual person, Charlotte von Mahlsburg, an East German transvestite who managed to survive the Nazi and Communist regimes while collecting enough antique furniture to build a museum. It was totally fascinating, and the actor Vince Gatton was amazing. My husband’s set was pretty cool too.
2* We saw the new Indiana Jones movie, and Prince Caspian too. Both good, but I’m a little sad about some of the divergences from the book they did with Caspian.
3* The art this week is very cool. I love the girl with the book.
And I’m just gonna leave it at that. It was a good week, but fairly quiet, so not much to report. How ’bout you, Jules?
Yes, I’ll miss you all, but I really need to take some time off to just read. There are so very many fabulous-looking books, all rife with potential, sitting and waiting on me, twiddling their thumbs, staring at me expectantly…and I need to take a big honkin’ chunk of time and read them. In fact, I should probably take more than one week, but we’ll see if I can even last this long.
I blog about books, but I’ve been blogging too much and not reading enough. Yeah. Weird. I guess it’s all the interviews and picture book posts and illustrator features (which, to be sure, I enjoy tremendously). Those good-looking novels are about to give up on me, give me the middle finger and huff off, if I don’t attend to them. So, I’ll be back next Sunday (oh, and—for the record—I’m not speaking for Eisha here. She may post. This is Jules’ declaration here), and I wish everyone a good week.
What are your kicks this week?