roald dahl

le fox fantastique

chris appelhans is an american artist whose job, according to his profile, is “drawing for the movies”. here are some concept drawings he did for fantastic mr fox:

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i’m excited for the criterion collection dvd of fantastic mr fox to come out (after the release of the film itself, of course) – i love seeing wes anderson’s plans & drawings almost as much as the actual movies. here’s the second trailer in case you haven’t seen it yet (first trailer here)

httpv://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1v6-T52zLO0

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roald dahl, hallowed be thy name

roald-dahl

my childhood was basically made up of enid blyton and roald dahl. the BFG, matilda, twits, witches… then i found two collections of his adult short stories (switch bitch and kiss kiss – exactly like in the pic above) in the bookcase at home and read them over and over again, until the pages started falling out. i thought the psychedelic sex scene at the end of ‘bitch’ was especially amusing. if you find them, buy them! ps: how great are penguin & pelican book covers? my illustration lecturer used to cream his pants over them.

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