Ever wondered what corner of Ted “Dr. Seuss” Geisel’s brain Green Eggs and Ham came from? As it turns out, it came from the part that takes dares. The iconic book was conceived after a dare to write a book containing 50 words or less (it comes in at 50 exactly).
In this video, the chief curator of the Mandeville Special Collections Library at UC San Diego, Lynda Claassen, walks through Geisel’s writing and illustration process, using his working notes and illustrations for Green Eggs and Ham. Check it out! [h/t BOOOOOOOM!]
Another day, another artist accusing larger corporations of stealing her work. Today it’s cartoonist and illustrator Gemma Correll, whose pug-heavy doodles you may recognize from her “Pugs Not Drugs” paraphernalia or books like A Pug’s Guide To Etiquette and A Pug’s Guide To Dating.
Gemma’s doodle of a cat and pug together sitting under mistletoe, with the cat saying “Don’t even think about it!”, has allegedly been stolen by not one but two retailers. Keep reading »
I’ll admit to enjoying fashion illustrator aleXsandro Palombo’s cheeky commentary on fashion designers, icons, and the industry, in general, on his blog Humor Chic … at first. And I might even wear one of his “I Love Anorexia” T-shirts if it wouldn’t elicit a lecture from Jessica, but lately Palombo’s “art” has become so vulgar and controversial just for the sake of controversy. I, like Jessica, don’t see the meaning or point behind a drawing of a skeletal Rachel Zoe sitting on a toilet. It’s just crass. And I sure as hell don’t think a sexed-up Anne Frank with her 14-year-old head pointing a machine gun at Adolf Hitler’s head says anything of worth either.
Check out more illustrations after the jump. Keep reading »