Friday, November 05, 2010

forget myself

My last post found me extolling the virtues of illustrated endpapers...

...when it struck me that I now have some endpapers of my own...

...not only endpapers, of course, a whole book, but at the moment we are just talking about endpapers...

...it also got me thinking that not only do I love endpapers...

...but I love a good flyleaf too...
...and you know, I might be blowing my own trumpet here...

...but I think that my endpapers are pretty lovely and my flyleaves look non too shabby either.

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23 Comments:

Blogger MILLY said...

Go, Blow your own trumpet, it looks great. Congratulations on the book.

6:41 PM  
Blogger ~Marcus K. said...

Nice. I like 'em. We're all allowed to blow our own trumpets every once in a while.

6:42 PM  
Blogger Michele Meister said...

congratulation on your book .... looks great WELL DONE !

10:03 PM  
Blogger Tahirih said...

Wow, that's so exciting! I'm excited for you. Congrats! Where can I buy the book?

10:54 PM  
Anonymous brendan said...

hey andrea. the fly leaves and end papers are as cool as usual. and as usual i am jealous. however toda i ask if you can buy sepia ballpoints and what are they called, and maybe a nice royal blue pen. i tried to look through your history but tat took a really long time and lead to nothing. thanks in advance

1:19 AM  
Blogger Liz Steel said...

I want one of those books... like right now- how long do I have to wait!!!!

11:32 AM  
Anonymous melodier said...

Beautiful. :)

12:39 PM  
Blogger Irene La Zia said...

Congratulations! It looks awesome.
And I'm particularly glad it's an italian edition :)

1:20 PM  
Anonymous Jeannette said...

I adore your spool of thread endpapers! (I love drawing, so I love all your art.) I also love your brightly colored work like the stack of pajamas!

1:33 PM  
Blogger Dean Grey said...

Not too shabby indeed!

-Dean

3:22 PM  
Blogger Kara said...

so cool!!! i absolutely adore your work!!!!

2:14 PM  
Blogger Miguel Herranz said...

I didn't know it was printed, congratulations, I'mso, so glad for you (and I'll sure buy a copy).
And here a big trumpet blowing for you!

2:21 PM  
Blogger Karen Kyle Ericson said...

How fun Andrea- I think this is a great opportunity for you. I love these very nice!

4:04 PM  
Anonymous k said...

these are so brilliant! congratulations, they look amazing in bookly form!

6:34 PM  
Blogger andrea joseph's sketchblog said...

Thanks, folks.

I must stress that at the moment the book is only out in Italian (as I have worked with an Italian publisher). An English version will not be available until the New Year.

Brendan, no sepia ballpoint - a Pilot fineliner, and no specific blue ballpoint - I use all sorts of brands Bic, Pilot, Papermate etc.

Cheers, my dears.

2:02 AM  
Blogger Somewhere Circus said...

You are THE cream on the cake. Lovely work.

6:31 AM  
Blogger wandamarie said...

I wholeheartedly agree with you. Lovely work, Andrea!

6:40 PM  
Blogger Anna said...

BLOW THAT TRUMPET GIRLFRIEND. Your work is so freakin' gorge.

As an aside, I tried to encourage the use of "blow your own vuvuzela" during the world cup. It did not catch on.

But the main focus of this comment is that you have more talent than I have sass. And that's a fair amount.

Toodly pips. xxx

9:47 PM  
OpenID natalief said...

None too shabby indeed! Will there be an English/UKian version of the book as well as this Itallian version?

NatalieF, UK

12:20 AM  
Blogger cactus petunia said...

Beautiful!!! Blow that horn 'till the cows come home, girl!

6:42 AM  
Blogger Serenity said...

I just stumbled upon this blog full of visual treasures. You have amazing talent, truly.
I hope you achieve all your dreams, your work deserves to be seen by the world.

12:59 AM  
Blogger mrana said...

wow, they are gorgeous.

1:16 AM  
Blogger archana said...

Gosh..................u are mind boggling!!!!! Love yourself!!!!U are very very nice.....hope to explore more and more and more.......

Archana
India

5:10 PM  

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