Saturday, August 16, 2008

Bill Presing & the Totoro Forest Project

I really love the work Bill Presing's been doing (I'm sure he'd be proud to know that).
I just finished his newest book, "Book Plate Betties." If you like classic pinup artwork or, more specifically, the work of Disney über-artist Freddy Moore, you'll love this book. Bill's the man.

[image above is not from the book but his website]

He did this beautiful little piece for the upcoming Totoro Forest Project, defined by their website as "a fund raising exhibition/auction to support the national trust Totoro Forest Foundation established by Oscar winning film maker Hayao Miyazaki, featuring original art created by internationally acclaimed artists in the fields of animation, comic books, and illustration."

(make sure to visit the website and, at the least, check out the slew of artwork they're previewing)

If you're in the bay area (and have already purchased your tickets to this sold out gathering), I'm green with envy as I'll be missing out on this sweet exhibition and sure-to-be incredible art book. :-(

1 comment:

Jeff Harter said...

The art that you are posting is very inspirational, Jesse! What are you up to these days?