When I was first asked to create a print for the Generation Geek gallery show in Bourges, France for Geek-Art, I was surprisingly stumped. Not because I couldn’t think of what to do, but because there were too many options. The theme was Geek History from the past to the present, a pretty open topic, […]Read more "PJ McQuade – ODE to GEEK"
I read about Maurice Sendak’s passing on the day he died and was sad about the news, but not surprised. He talked a lot about death in his recent interviews. Just after lunch, I received a rush job from the Washington Post. The assignment was originally a portrait, but I am very glad the art […]Read more "Kyle T. Webster – Maurice Sendak for Washington Post"
Jim Henson. The upper echelon of fantastic-ness, a legendary man. This portrait I did reminds me of Treebeard from The Lord of the Rings. Kind of a odd comparison, but to me it rings true. He’s rooted in my generation like a great ancient oak, forever there. The Muppet Show and Sesame Street were centerpieces […]Read more "PJ McQuade – Jim Henson – Influences"
Tomoyuki Tanaka, Creator of GODZILLA. I remember as a kid watching a commercial for what was Godzilla vs. Mothra and seeing Mothra in creepy larva form crawling down the street spewing webs and being blown away. Then I heard Godzilla’s roar and saw him for the first time. My jaw hit the floor, it was […]Read more "Tomoyuki Tanaka – Patrick McQuade – Influences"
I have wanted to do something like this for a long time, and I finally made the time to do it. I wanted to illustrate a month of the year and also pay tribute to one of my illustration heroes J. C. Leyendecker. His Saturday Evening Post covers were so elegant and iconic, and I […]Read more "Noah Patrick Pfarr – Personal Work"
Walt Disney! Uncle Walt. The first movie I ever saw in the theaters was a re-release of Pinnochio, one of the best, if not the best, animated movies of all time. I found the ending, with Pleasure Island and then with Monstro, to be absolutely terrifying, and amazing. Today I just find it to be […]Read more "PJ McQuade – Walt Disney – Influences"
Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are was THE book of my childhood. It’s perfect. The concept of running away to a island full of monsters, then becoming their king! was like crack to my young brain, still is for that matter. But all of his books are cool and interesting, they still draw me […]Read more "Patrick McQuade – Maurice Sendak- Influences #2"