Tuesday, December 2, 2008

lolly and tom


a big thanks to ana cozendey for the opportunity to illustrate her darling children's tale about a popsicle and a toaster who fall madly in love. i got to know ana through one of my favorite dailies, thereza's tiny red, and i was thrilled when ana sent me this sweet story of a pair trying to reconcile their cultural differences with their love for each other. lolly the popsicle is happy in the freezer, while tom the toaster likes to be in the warm sun. can they make it? will love conquer all, or will their temperature preferences tear them apart? well, I won't tell; you'll have to visit ana to find out :)

15 comments:

Vanessa Brantley Newton said...

How cute is this!. A popsicle and a Toaster! I LOVE IT!!! How much fun is this going to be tuning in each week to see what will happen. Love the concept and the wonderful illustration! I have no doubt that this is going to go somewhere wonderful! I CAN'T WAIT!
Thanks for coming by the blog. I know how busy everyone is right now with work, shopping, blogging and everything else. I am so grateful that you would take time out to come and visit. Thanks!

soulbrush said...

adorable, but also a very true issue in today's society, how to get on with people who are different to ourselves!

cindy : quaint said...

my money is on love! your illustration is adorable.

Christy said...

So sweet! Love your take on the characters.

L'Atelier said...

love your art!brilliant idea, and looking forward to see what will happen

Krissy said...

Love will prevail!!! Cute illustration :)

Nina said...

How fun! I love that Tom's feet look like plug-ins (is there a real word for plug-ins?)!

jess gonacha said...

awwwww, so cute! isn't it amazing the connections we make through blogland? i'm constantly amazed.

ambika said...

This is so ridiculously sweet. It makes me smile thinking of the many human parallels.

Bella Sinclair said...

Hey...I KNOW that popsicle....

I wish I were a hopeless romantic, but I'm afraid I'm too pragmatic. It's doomed. Doomed, I tell you.

However, on the bright side, I LOVE your illustration! Whimsy at its best. What would their kids be? Frozen pop tarts?

Kelly C. said...

yay!! so so wonderful!!! i love my trips to artsyville!

aimee said...

i love it; you all bet on different endings! i hope you visited ana's blog to find out how it ended :)

(and bella... frozen pop tarts... that made me laugh hard!)

●• Tiny Red said...

very cute aimee!!! the story suits your illu to the T!!! lovely :)))

please sir said...

Awww that is too cute! Congrats!

acozendey said...

I like the suspense you created, now I want to go and have a look on this story :))

Thanks a lot for the illustration!!!