This image by Julien Couty made me laugh. I grew up with Tintin - it’s famous everywhere in the world except the U.S.. That is, until recently - Steven Spielberg’s 3D movie just made Tintin into American cultural currency as well. I haven’t and probably won’t see the film, but I’m grateful to it for that. If you still don’t get this image, look here.
[scroll over the image to see the artist’s name and my comments]
Here were some of my favorite of this week’s sketches. It’s wonderful to see the submissions get stronger and stronger each week.
Wow! Who knew Easter would prove such a… (*ahem*) fertile topic. We received so many - and so many good - submissions that they can’t all fit in this slideshow. Here are 99 of the sketches. I’d be interested to hear which ones you like and why in the comments below (they’re numbered for your convenience). Thank you to everyone who submitted, it was once again inspiring to see so many artists at work.
The weather is warming up, our clocks are turned an hour ahead, and my thoughts are spinning forward to April and Easter. Easter has its roots in the pagan celebrations of springtime and renewal complete with bunnies, eggs, chickens and flowers. What would you do with an Easter-themed New Yorker cover? Sketch in the sunshine, and send me your ideas!
To enter each week’s contest, please send sketches on this week’s theme. Use the submissions page or email jpegs to firstname.lastname@example.org. I prefer sketches to finished work and good ideas to good drawings. The deadline is Thursday at noon. The themes on the Blown Covers website closely mirror what I suggest to the New Yorker artists I already work with. This blog and contest are informal and not affiliated with the magazine but I’m always on the lookout for ideas. Please keep submissions confidential in case they are selected for later publication. The winning sketch (according to my own subjective whims) will be posted here on Friday.
— William Joyce
— art spiegelman
— Harry Bliss
— Kathy Osborn
UPDATE: The winners of this contest are now here