Here’s another title I have coming out in March—Jack and the Giant Barbecue. It’s Eric Kimmel‘s update of the Jack and the Beanstalk story set in west Texas. West Texas, you said? Cue the Elmer Bernstein music! Here we go: thumbnail sketch, tight sketch (originally a single page, art director Anahid Hamparian saw the epic possibilities of a two-page spread as Jack and his pony canter through the sagebrush) and painting.

3 responses to “Giddyap!

  1. Great illustration. Love the gesture in this one.


  2. Great work, John. I love to see your art progression posts.


  3. Really love the colors in the final image, especially the foreground. Beautiful and fun too! The perfect combination.


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