Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Two Chosen Images in American Illustration 31!

 Great news! I just learned that two of my illustrations are Chosen Images in American Illustration 31. Both are for a book that will be published later this year: "A Circus Mind" by rock n' roll poet Ryan Cox. 

The one on the left is for a poem called "Jack White" -- Because the White Stripes broke up last year I decided to do a tribute to them, using imagery from their albums and music videos. I wanted to depict the first time Jack handed Meg a pair of drumsticks, sort of like a devil/temptation idea. I'm a fan of the White Stripes so this was great fun to do!

The illustration on the right is for a poem called "Dark Side of the Rainbow" and deals with mental deterioration, lost paradise, loss of innocence, and disempowerment (Dorothy loses one of her ruby slippers). Here's another Oz-related illustration I did

Here are some other images I've created for A Circus Mind. The Peter Townshend one didn't make the eligibility requirements for this year, unfortunately! 



Anonymous said...

Amazing pieces!

Congratulations :)

Julia Minamata said...

Thanks! I'm pretty happy :)