Sunday, December 18, 2005

Among the Dolls

> graphite on bond, 5.5 x 8.5"

> blue pencil, graphite, and acrylic on 300lb. Arches WC paper, 11 x 15"

> Photoshop, 5.7 x 8" @ 600 dpi
Among the Dolls, cover for TOR books
I just found out from the art director at TOR books that this cover was accepted into the upcoming Society of Illustrators annual. The book was about a young girl who mistreats her toys but awakes one day to find herself trapped in her dollhouse. Scary dolls always recall Hans Bellmer's work -- he owns that subject, just as Joseph Cornell owns assemblage boxes and Henry Darger owns creepy little girls. And by "owned," I mean "pwnd" if one tries to depict creepy dolls and little girls in the shadow of their work.


anadministrator said...

Reminds me of Balthus, as well as Bellmer. Not to mention Varo:

7:59 PM  
Chris Hope said...

congratulations James! I recently watched the Henry Darger documentary. It was amazing, and extremely well made. He had an incredible output of work. I loved chris ware's contribution to the opening.

12:16 AM  
AHybsier said...

congrats =)

6:30 PM  
Bruno Merz said...

This is my favourite one yet.

4:54 AM  
Process Recess said...

AA - Yes, Balthus! I love his compositions.

Chris - I have yet to see that particular HD doc. . . have to find a moment one day soon.

AH and Bruno - thanks!!

11:08 AM  
Luc said...

Beautiful work, as always, James. (ps: check your site in Safari.. the CSS is behaving strangely!)


5:20 PM  
Luc said...

me again.. several refreshes straightened out the page, but I still can't access the RSS/Atom feed?

5:26 PM  
Process Recess said...

Hi Luc, thanks for the headsup. I hope the CSS isn't acting up again. Sadly, I still haven't figured out how to get the RSS/Atom feed to work, though I've looked into setting it up. Any advice would be great . . .

8:27 PM  
Luc said...

hi again James

I noticed your URL remains "" even when you click on any previous posts, although the blog's actual URL is ""

This is probably because you have the *actual* URL "cloaked;" if you change it to "fully hosted" (or whatever your hosting options are) this should straighten it all out. As long as your "index.html" page redirects to the "/blog/blog.html" page, it should be fine.

The good news: When I opened the *actual* URL, I was finally able to access the RSS/Atom feed, and therefore subscribe to your site, and stay up to date on your work. Which I love, and discovered when I saw your stunning covers for the Green Arrow comics. Yow. All comic book covers should look that great.


10:23 AM  
Sarah said...

Cette oeuvre est merveilleuse. C'est ma préférée!

2:15 PM  

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