golden thursdays: john martin gilbertPosted: January 7, 2010
Golden Thursdays: John Martin Gilbert
And… after a bit of a hiatus, I have brought Golden (books) Thursdays back! Today’s book is by John Martin Gilbert and is entitled A Dragon in the Wagon (and Other Strange Tales). The book was written in 1966 and includes some great characters and wonderful dry-brush technique. An imaginative, fun story. You have to love the 1960’s. Good fashion and a great illustrations. And those shapes! Gotta love em!
I tried to find out a little more information on the illustrator, John Martin Gilbert (here’s where I wish I was a better internet detective)… I found a website of an artist, but I’m not sure if it’s him. His website doesn’t include the book, and actually has quite a few sculptures on it. After reading his bio, it does say that he was apart of the original Disney design team, which would coincide with when this book was made. In addition, his sculptures aren’t too far off from his illustrations. The characters, although translated into 3D, are similar to their 2D counterparts. Check out his website. It’s actually pretty neat.
all of these images are via Golden Gems.
Here is a John Martin Gilbert sculpture, for those that are interested (via Gilberts World):