Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Old Winkle and the Seagulls

Today's children's book; Old Winkle and the Seagulls by Elizabeth and Gerald Rose, first published 1960 (this Picture Puffin a 1976 edition).
I'm posting this mainly for the pleasure of Oliver East, as I think he sometimes works in similar ways - drawing with paint to create a very particular atmosphere, and despite often being reduced to daubs or puddles of pigment, an attention to detail which creates a convincingly familiar world.

My own childhood was filled with Picture Puffins, by the likes of Jan Pienkowski, Tomi Ungerer, John Ryan, Raymond Briggs, John Burningham and Maurice Sendak, all now read ragged.
With about 11 weeks until Baby Popeye is due, I'm starting to relish having a genuine excuse for revisiting all these tatty old books other than putting off getting some drawing done.

1 comment:

oliver east said...

chuffin' hell, i'll be ripping this right off, it's well nice.