torstai 11. joulukuuta 2008

"The Mystery Project" revealed...


I mentioned WAY BACK I was doing this "thing", and now it's finally out.

The story was that I fell in love with Neil Gaiman's poem "The Day the Saucers Came" and I got the idea of having this one picture in the beginning, and then just "zooming out" of it so that there's more and more stuff visible. I did couple of pictures and sent them to Neil and he really liked them. Then I did the rest of the pictures and was really happy with myself... and then Neil asked me what are we going to DO with the illustrations... and I had no idea.

We went back and forth with various ideas (basically anything and everything between... let's say from set of postcards to T-shirt printing to illustrated picturebook)... and then Neil was busy with stuff... and then I was busy with some other stuff... and then we forgot the whole damn thing for a little while... and then we remembered it again.

Now, at some point we added Cat Mihos from NeverWear to the "brainstorm" and we came up with an idea of a poster. So, I did a backround image and put the illustrations on it... and that was it. Everybody was happy.

Here's a picture of the poster.

Go buy it from here. It's a nice poster... and a great poem.


13 kommenttia:

Kitty Cat kirjoitti...

hello sizzler,
your art makes people spontaneously combust
and their atoms travel into space and attach to the moon.
so you are doing your part.
fine work, JK.

Jouniac kirjoitti...

Err... right...

Thanks Cat... umm... I think.


Dan Guy kirjoitti...

I love it. Kitty sent it to me a few days ago and I knew I had to have it!

Jouniac kirjoitti...

I KNEW I can rely on you Dan...



Nimetön kirjoitti...


What a lovely thing it is to resurface from finals and find such lovely news from friends across the world. This is beautiful and might just entice me to actually buy a few xmas presents this year.

So glad to have you back and creating. ;)

Unknown kirjoitti...


Beautiful! I love the idea of actually zooming out of it, so each frame becomes the next. I do a lot of experiments with zooming, in fact my team makes zooming software such as Seadragon Ajax. Perhaps we could collaborate on something?

Michael Reid kirjoitti...

Excellent, excellent, excellent!

Jouniac kirjoitti...

Hi Kristina!... and thanks! ;-)

Igilman: Thanks. That sounds interesting.

Michael: Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Nimetön kirjoitti...

Oh wow, this is a great idea! I love Gaiman's poem, and I had no idea there was such a fun poster made from it. Love your drawing style in this, it suits the poem just perfectly. :)

Jouniac kirjoitti...

Ta Shinanai. It was also marvelously fun to do.

mery9 kirjoitti...

Sooo beautiful! Ironic and poetically conscioous. You've done a really good job. Really.

Vicente kirjoitti...

Such a brilliant collaboration :D
You're both geniuses.

Sage kirjoitti...


I was wondering if I could use this print as part of my video on Kickstarter for the short film adaptation of "The Day the Saucers Came".

Let me explain:

This is one of the most wonderful and beautiful pieces of art I've ever seen. It's inspirational. It made me read THE DAY THE SAUCERS CAME in a new light.

After that I wrote a short script that Mr. Gaiman recently said that I could start a Kickstarter for.

I'd like to use your print in the short film adaptation as a frame of reference, and if not that, I'd like to at least use the print in the promotional video to go on

I understand if I can't and I understand if you won't be able to get back to me soon or at all. (And if you have not gotten back to me when I launch the kickstarter, I won't use it.)

Thank you very much for reading this, and thank you very much for creating this beautiful, beautiful piece of art.

Thank you,
Thomas Giovannini