Saturday, March 27, 2010

Let the Rumpus Continue...

Golly, haven't updated this in a while...well lets get started, shall we? I had these drawn and inked for a while now but I just bought the Where the Wild Things Are DVD so it motivated me to color em... I plan on drawing every wild thing, they are even some featured in the book that weren't shown in the movie. But for now here's the first set.

Maurice Sendak had based all the wild things after his aunts and uncles, so they were all named after them, but the filmmakers decided to change their names. I don't really understand that. My buddy Mike said it might have been because they didn't want them to have overly Jewish names. I don't know. Moishe IS a very Jewish name, haha.


Sendak name: Moishe
Movie name: Carol

The most recognizable wild thing. I love how in the film each wild thing kind of represents a part of Max's personality. Carol was definitely his childish "wild" side that Max connects with the best. He just wants to have fun but gets mad when he doesn't understand too many "grown up" things.


Sendak name: Bernard
Movie name: The Bull

Even though he's also one of the most recognizable wild things (and on the cover of the damn book), they made him the least acknowledged one in the film, they don't even say his name. He does have one line at then end of the movie but I'm still not sure why they made this one like that. It could be that he represents Max's new hope that he discovers towards the end of the film as he asks Max "Will you say good things about us?", which was laying dormant earlier hence The Bull being silent and ignored.


Sendak name: Emil
Movie name: Douglas

I loved how there was just a giant chicken among the wild things bunch. Gave it some variety, haha. Douglas must be Max's reasonable side.


Sendak name: Tzippy
Movie name: KW

This one would not be as interesting as she was if she didn't have the duck feet. KW kind of represented the side of Max that ran away, but also she represents what his Mother taught him or maybe even his Mother herself.


Sendak name: Bruno
Movie name: Cy (cut from movie)

This guy was considered to be put into the movie but replaced with Ira, I think. They look kind of similar even though Bruno is in more pages of the book. He's also in a bunch of wild things merchandise for the book. He's kinda nasty lookin, who knows what side of Max he would of represented.


And lastly is a tiny water color dribble of Carol/Moishe.

Also all the above drawings were done with prisma color markers and colored pencil on fancy brown textured recycled paper.

I plan on drawing more wild things but I need a new brown paper sketch book first. Until then...BE STILL!

-Z

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Hey, Sloppy Milkshakes!



Yea, you already know what time it is.

My entry for the Autumn Society's Adventure Time Tribute!

I missed the deadline for this to be put into the special Adventure Time gallery but they are planning on either making posters or putting all the entries in a tribute book. Ain't that cool?!

Cartoon Network made a very wise chose picking up this toon. If the pilot alone can blow you away, then that pilot deserves a show, and thats the case with Adventure Time.

I can't wait for the show. It comes out around my birthday!!!!

Now, I think we're ok to just...talk about our feelings...

PS: See if you can spot Abe Lincoln :]

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Also I know I haven't been posting anything lately, I've been way busy with school work. I'm lucky I banged this out in such a short amount of time. But don't expect any posts in the next week. Tara's coming to visit for spring break.

Ta ta!

-Zach