Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Monster Train (Illustrakids)- Maurice Sendak Tribute Show

I was invited to participate in a show in Italy in honor of the late, great illustrator legend Maurice Sendak.  It's an honor to take part in a show that celebrates the author and illustrator I most admire.  70 illustrators from around the world have pieces in the show which is held at a beautiful little town  in Sardinia.  I used some collage in this piece, but wanted to keep the graphite effect I got with my pencil, so I painted it digitally.    My fellow Icelandic Illustrator hero, Erla María also has a piece in the show, you can see her awesome monster illustration here.  To find out more about the Monster Train exhibit, press here ( it would however be very helpful if you spoke Italian ;)   


Jane Moore Houghton said...

I'll never forget meeting Mr. Sendack - I got down on my knees in front of him and asked him for advice...he said, "first, stand up" :-) Love your tribute! What an honor!

Linda Olafsdottir said...

Oh wow, what an honor to meet Mr. Sendak! Yes, I bet it's a moment you'll never forget. And I'm sure he gave you a great advice :)