This week, all I could think of for this topic was “too much coffee” and “marionettes”. And then I went to see the musical “Carnical” at the Kennedy Center and that did it, I was only going to get puppets this week! Here you see the puppet, Carrot Top’s, arms are wired so Michel, the puppeteer, can control them better (like Muppets).
This is the final scene of the book, “The Love of Seven Dolls,” by Paul Gallico. Mouche is about to leave the theatre for the last time and Carrot Top stops her after tossing GiGi out of the booth. Why? Well, you’ll have to read the book. The movie, “Lili,” and the musical “Carnival,” are somewhat based on this book, but unlike those highly sanitized versions, this wonderful book is very dark and the ending is complicated.
Yep, it’s one of my favorite books.
Edit: Whoops! Just realized I spelled the French wrong. Should be “Capitaine Coq et sa Famille”. Serves me right for doing it from memory…
3/13/2007 @ 7:50 am
Love this. Great work!!! Your colors are fantastic!
3/13/2007 @ 9:12 am
very well done, i like the writing on the wall in the bkgd
3/13/2007 @ 1:58 pm
This is beautiful, Mishka. I love when I can play that I’m wandering inside of an illo, and this is one of that fantastic cases when I want more and more.
3/13/2007 @ 3:08 pm
Wonderful moody piece…rich colors!
3/13/2007 @ 6:12 pm
This is great. I am glad that you settled on the puppet and not the coffee. What about a puppet with coffee? Great illustration. It is fun to imagine what the story is here.
3/15/2007 @ 11:50 am
This is such a complex and rich illustration. I love the dark colors and the details on the puppett stage. There’s so much going on in this piece.
3/15/2007 @ 4:12 pm
wow beautiful work
3/15/2007 @ 4:18 pm