Monday, July 21, 2008

the piece not really for the TFP

I'm sure many of you are fans of filmmaker Hayao Miyazaki.

I'm also sure many of you have heard of the Totoro Forest Project.

I wasn't involved in the TFP but I made this piece in honor of it.

I love Totoro and just couldn't help doing a piece in honor of what the TFP is trying to accomplish.

Above is just the drawing. There's been a lot left to get together and projects to get in order before we hoist our flag at Comic-Con (small press booth M10!) so I haven't gotten the time to finish the painting yet.

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I think my introduction to Totoro was the video store near us growing up. In the kids section there was an old, faded, sundrenched VHS tape of My Neighbor Totoro. I'm not sure how it was there or who put it there but it was there.

Totoro is still my favorite Miyazaki film.


Brittney Lee said...

Really cool, Cory. I was thinking of doing something similar for (but not really for) the TFP. I will be looking forward to seeing your work at Comic Con!

hake pagino said...

sweet tree dude.

Tom Barrett said...

Awesome sketch!

Bella Sinclair said...

Cory, this is such a lovely, lovely image. Miyazaki is my hero, and my dream job would have been to work at Studio Ghibli in any capacity. Floor sweeper, even. I wish I could attend the TFP auction. They have some amazing works in their gallery, and this would have been a perfect addition!

By the way, I received my Ticket today, and it took my breath away! Incredible and moving images. I wish I had known about your sale earlier!