Tuesday, January 23, 2007

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Hey gang!
On the hunt for some new inspiration... I decided to take a trip
back and remember some of my earliest artistic heroes...
Dr. Suess is probably the first illustrator that really opened my eyes
to "cartoon art" as a child. I remember that the art really gave me a specific feeling. It was unique and warm and it swept you RIGHT into the pages of the book!

It was totally impossible not to get caught-up in those funky little worlds, ya know?
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Hmmmmm, what's next?... Been thinking about 'Earthworm Jim' a lot... maybe he'll have his turn tomorrow?! ;)
-Dagan

11 Comments:

At 11:14 AM, Blogger Joe Andriola said...

dagan,,, thats awesome.. i love how its two seperate peices. it would look really nice hainging up in 2 frames.

 
At 1:13 PM, Blogger geenpool said...

love the way you broke up the image...awesome..love the image as well...

 
At 2:08 PM, Blogger Goobeetsablog said...

haha.

 
At 6:42 PM, Blogger jimmynock said...

Dagan, this is great!!!
Love the seperate hat.

 
At 7:56 PM, Blogger :: smo :: said...

i'm a subscriber of suessian philosophy myself. i don't know if it carries over to my stuff, but if you ever see me draw someone with glasses, they always have suess eyes.

and hey! earth worm jim! i wasn't able to get doug to draw one for you while i was at comic con, but this year i'll be on top of it...i'll just be sure to NOT bring up politics until after he's drawn something!

 
At 8:21 PM, Blogger Paul Zdanowicz said...

Great stuff man! Really nice!

 
At 10:27 PM, Blogger Kanokadafi said...

HA!, cool idea in splitting the pic like that. I love it!

 
At 11:16 PM, Blogger Mukpuddy said...

He looks awesome dude!! Your take on Earthworm Jim would be freakin rad too!!!

 
At 10:17 AM, Blogger SmittyCartoons said...

Rock on! I haven't been able to check out your work in a long time -- haven't had internet til yesterday and it's been over a month since we moved. Love that you broke up these into two pieces!

You gonna be around NYC at all JFeb 8 - 13? I'll be down for that Children's Book Conference.

-AJS

 
At 8:08 PM, Blogger Chris Battle said...

Nice! That helps me forget about Mike Myers.

 
At 11:00 PM, Blogger Dagan Moriarty said...

ha, thanks guys! :)

Yeah, you can do some really fun stuff by breaking up the images like that... i was thinking of a little 'Brady Bunch' styled piece where each head is broken up into a different box or something...

I also thought it would be cool to maybe start up a new little side blog where each artist completes part of a 'totem pole' type thing?... waddya think?

-Dag

 

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