Thursday, November 13, 2008

Tove Jansson is great!


The Playing Cards painting roses for the Queen of Hearts in Alice in Wonderland.

Bilbo and Gollum drawing for the Hobbit.

Just a fun and funky illustration style by this Finnish-Swedish woman. I grew up reading the books and am in the process of collecting her books. The Moomintrolls are cute little creatures and they have all sorts of adventures and they are the books I read.
(Kind of a fun connection too since my father is from Finland as you know and in his background we also have Swedish blood in us.)
Tove also illustrated The Hobbit and Alice in Wonderland...and other books as you can see above. Here are more links: http://www.zepe.de/tjillu/hobbit/index.html and http://zepe.de/tjillu/alice/index.html

5 comments:

Erin said...

It was so great to see you and the rest of the Thursday night gang. I sure miss you guys! We need to come on Thursday night more often!

Lori said...

For sure you do!!!! We miss you a lot. And I know you guys are doing good. Hang in there!!!

Jared and Ché said...

They are fun links. :)

Lori said...

Yep- thanks for letting me know!

Heather said...

What great pics!