Tuesday, May 26, 2009


The finished painting.  That's me, basically, as the Fedup delivery man in the foreground.
This is, once again, from my new book Billy Twitters and His Blue Whale Problem, written by Mac Barnett, available next month.

15 comments:

Brian Biggs said...

I like that you put a self-portrait in this book. Your funny Adam Rex.

Brian Biggs age 41

Kelly said...

Hee. Fed Up. That is funny. Instead of Where's Waldo, it's Where's Adam?!

Heidi said...

You should do that in every book.

ninacrittenden said...

Alfred Hitchcock used to make cameo appearances in his movies, that's a pretty cool idea (and FedUp is a good one!)

Arrolynn said...

I can't wait for the book! The lighting is really nice, especially that little flicker of orange off to the left. Your extra details never go unnoticed.

Jennifer Kearney said...

Hi adam! I have a question for ya... was this painted digitally, or with oils? Just curious. Thanks! :)

Dan Santat said...

I'm imagining you making a reference sculpture of yourself and then painting yourself in the book.

Adam Rex said...

Thank you Brian. What a big boy you're getting to be.

Thanks, Kelly!

Heidi–I practically do. In some books it's easier to tell than others. In my book Ste-e-e-e-eamboat A-Comin'! I'm in there, like, twenty times.

Nina–Good eeevening.

I really appreciate that, Arrolyn!

Jennifer, this was painted in Photoshop with an Intuos tablet.

Stop giving away my methods, Santat.

Chris Coles said...

Adam, even your digital work has an amazingly painterly feel. I've been following your blog since your second Frankenstein book came out. Awesome, I must say.

BJW said...

Brilliant. Enjoy your books very much. Unfortunately bought the Dirty Cowboy for an ex-girlfriend (see for myself) and then after she dumped me I didn't have the guts to demand it back. Bad move on my part. Just have to replace it I guess. Replaced her long ago.

Big fan.

Kerry Dwyer said...

Beautiful!

Tom Jones said...

I love the cover for Billy Twitters - I'm really going to have to look out for it next time I visit the bookshop.

Fantastic work!

Joey said...

Brilliant conception.

OLIVER said...

uoaaah amazing!!

LauraDollie said...

I love the subtle, funny details in this, like "contents: whale" and "FedUp: delivering punishment worldwide." It's all very clever.