08 June 2008

Ever bean a leef turtle?

This is my contribution to Juj's japanese moleskine for the Moly_X_12. When I received Juj's moley I was working on an ad campaign for which the art director wanted a sort of atmosphere on a 1960'ish style. I seized the opportunity to reopen my old books by Mouse & Kelley, Victor Moscoso and obviously Robert Crumb. The first sketches (made when I had no idea of how to continue Juj's drawing) where considered "too acid and psychedelic" so I just did a cheesy op-art design that pleased everybody (but me). The agency cancelled all I really wanted to draw but give me the idea of what to do for Juj's moly. Surely it has been better this way.