Saturday, August 08, 2009

I've never actually looked at the original illustrations for 101 Dalmations by Janet and Anne Grahame Johnstone until I picked up a used paperback last week and was surprised at the tone of them compared to the Disney movie version I'm familiar with. Very dark, shadowy and evoking a more expressionistic, Victorian vibe, I really like them.
Janet and Anne were twins who always illustrated together passing the work between them which I always find interesting. As well as books they were involved in British kids television of the 50's and 60's.


nickwatson said...

Pretty cool...evokes a totally different mood then that of the film.

Drazen said...

Yeah I'm sure I must have seen an image or two in the past but I've never looked at the whole thing. It funny how some images look familiar but as you say evoke a different mood.