A bit of fun with Keep Going and yesterday’s New York Times. (Several people told me they thought this was real at first glance.)
A cut-up of an ad for The Music Man on Broadway. One day I want to do a whole series of collages where I take ads and don’t actually add or subtract anything, just cut and shuffle them, like verbal/visual anagrams.
If you make the kind of visual books I do, they really have to be seen to be understood. I came across these “art book walkthroughs” by Graeme Franks a few days ago. Simple, perfect online advertisements for my kind of books. Here’s the one for Steal Like An Artist and here’s the one for Show Your Work!
I had my six-year-old do (a more hurried & shaky) one in the trailer for Keep Going:
And way back in 2010, I did one for the Newspaper Blackout trailer. I think I used some sort of HD camcorder, but now, of course, you can just use an off-the-shelf iPhone. (And get better quality, too!)
UPDATE: Graeme made one for Keep Going, too!
The 5-year-old has been coming out to the studio with me while I finish up the back matter for the new book. He wrote about it in his diary (above) and then I came back from working the other afternoon and he had drawn an ad for his books. (Including the classic, How To Make Your Life Go On Forever.)