Curious George

Last fall I was approached by Houghton-Mifflin about possibly doing a Curious George project. They were looking for an artist who could replicate the style of H.A. Rey, the writer/artist who created Curious George. This is what I submitted. (EDIT: The images have been removed at Houghton-Mifflin’s request until their Curious George project is completed.)

It’s not uncommon for larger publishers to approach several different artists at once and then pick their favorite for a project. In this case, ultimately a different artist was chosen. Oh well, you can’t win ’em all.

Someone recently wrote me asking if it is hard to land a job working with licensed characters. Well, this marks the fifth time in my career I’ve been approached to work on a major licensed character, but each time either the project fizzled or another artist was ultimately chosen. Hopefully 2007 will be my year!

2 thoughts on “Curious George

  1. Awesome, Ced.
    I’ve been following your stuff for the last few months. Whats even funnier for me, is that you’re a inspiration for me, and even neater is that I work for Houghton Mifflin. Congrats! I can’t wait to see your stuff!


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