As a kid I was a big fan of Kipling's Just So Stories but had somehow almost entirely skipped over the Jungle Book stories. So for the exception of Rikki-Tikki-Tavi and The White Seal (thanks Chuck Jones!) I had no idea just how much I was missing. Luckly I am amending this thanks to my handsomely bound street sale dollar copy of all the collected tales.
I can't clearly remember Mowgli's movie incarnation, but I would like to state for the record how completely enamored of his original character I am. I would love to do more drawings from the book after I let it stew in my head for a while and, preferably, while not riding on the train .
In other news, last night after hitting up my older sister's gallery opening for Murakami and my friends book art opening in Brooklyn, I made it to delightfully discounted Fun. show at the Mercury Lounge. I fell into this luck after I did some minor work for fashion designer Rachel Antonoff whose brother and boyfriend are in the band. She is also currently employing my twin as an intern (Kevin Bacon's degree in this is yet to be determined...) ANYWAY. The music is everything their name promises and though the band consists of Jack Antonoff, Andrew Dost and Nate Ruess, I did a small sketch of everyone who was on stage last night.
*The dots are marking Jack, Andrew and Nate.
I really wanted to have a bunch of girls chasing them. Maybe that will happen when I put some ink on it... time willing.