Friday, 20 March 2009

Happy Birthday Hungry Caterpillar!


Many happy returns (just in time...) to the Hungry Caterpillar (or may I call you "The Very"...) who is forty today. I had to mark the occasion. This is a favourite of mine and one of the earliest books and pieces of illustration I can remember from my childhood (many people must also share this memory) and I'm sure it partly responsible for what I'm doing now... so thank you Mr. Carle, may your scissors never blunt, and to the VHC may you never be completely sated.

Possibly a bit tenuous a link to illustration friday's 'subtract' topic (?)... but the caterpillar did subtract a lot of little bits out of all of those foods... hope you enjoy the tribute

Apologies to anyone who has been kind enough to keep popping by the blog but found it at a standstill. I've been really busy over the last few weeks on many other things but the blog should be back on track from here on in... ta muchly for your patience :)

22 comments:

Eric Barclay said...

Wonderful illustration and a wonderful tribute. Really great work.

Chris Kennett said...

You've nailed this! Perfect! This was one of my (and now my childrens's) favourtite books. Great way to mark its birthday.

Gai said...

I love the hungry caterpillar book. what a great way to mark a birthday for Mr Carle.

Bella Sinclair said...

Oh my goodness, is the caterpillar 40 already? Well, happy birthday! Hope he doesn't get another tummy ache. This is a tremendously wonderful tribute to Eric Carle! Fantastic!!!

ArtSparker said...

That is lovely. A sweet hommage!

Joanie said...

Awesome tribute. This is one of my favorites as well.

Knitting Painter Woman said...

Nice take and reminder.

Kevin Levell said...

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the idea of this was put together and implement a project of the diversity, the topic craft, shapes or elements for attaining the moon-deluganoalaluna (secondafase) - and also not the vision of each individual on the moon.
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the methodology I used to raise contributions is:
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The dispatch of the work can do so via mail to deluganoalaluna@gmail.com, and if they want to invite others, all are welcome.
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Amy C said...

really great piece, Eric Carle rocks

Rui Sousa said...

Oh, just beautiful! I love the colors and textures. A really lovely work!
Congratulations.


Rui Sousa

justdoodleit said...

Hungry Caterpillar is a great book. Wishing it another successful 40 ahead :)

Z-Kids said...

Nice!
Z-Dad

Atsi-Batsi said...

I will always be jealous of Eric Carle's unique stye :) Great artwork!

You have a great blog! Good luck with your work! :)

fashion fucsia said...

Wonderful illo!! Well done Matt!

Nathanael Lark said...

Great idea and a wonderful tribute. Well done!

queen of rudeness said...

great illustration!
bright and smart :)

uditi said...

love ALL your work! its fantastic. a friend and I just couldn't stop looking at your art! :)

and thanks for the visit!

Kay Aker said...

Brilliant Eric Carle take! I can vouch for the fact that kids devour this book.

MuchoS MonoS! said...

Great Cake!!!
Great tribute!!!

Ellis Nadler said...

one of those simple ideas that make me exclaim "Why didn't I think of that?!"

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