Circa 1990












I found this book that I made when i was 8 yrs old in 3rd grade back in 1990. It's about Paul Bunyan and his Blue Ox babe, and the grand canyon. Let's take a look at this thing.

the cover - what an ameatur piece of work this is. It's just stapled together and drawn on obviously non archival paper. Horrible font choices. and way to not make grand canyon ledgible Jason you little retard. and what is babe standing on? air? and why does it just say jason raish in pencil after paul bunyan? do you mean by jason raish? this is the fault of both the artist and 3rd grade teacher, bad editing and proofing.

dedication page - I was such a fool to dedicate this to the grand canyon. It's long since forgotten me and probably was never even my friend in the first place. Even when I flew over it a few years ago to go to LA to visit some friends it didnt even look at me.

page 1 - what a little retard I was, and still am. way to take into account the gutter 8 yr old jason and lose a bunch of your words. (the gutter is where book is bound)

page 3 - I think that guy running away is kind of funny. It's sad but thats about the quality of the sketches I give art directors now in 2008

page 4 - watever

page 5 - I dont think i made that up out of my head. Looks like even back then I had no imagination and was a slave to photo reference.

Author's page - it says it took me three days to complete this book. it would probably take me 3 years to do this book now because i have lost all the magic of childhood and am now a late 20's something anal old man that listen's to pre-war jazz.

Comments page - I get the same comments now because my art only appeals to 8 yr old goblins. I'm such a good Pitcher and Illustrashans maker!

Posted byJason Raish at 4:05 PM  

2 comments:

Micaela said... 1:36 AM  

I'm laughing. I like your cover page - for real. And the commentary you typed is hilarious. Oh, and I just talked to the Grand Canyon and he said that things between you two are totally cool and he still wants to be your friend, seeing as you dedicated that book to him and all.

Maria Mercado said... 10:39 AM  

This is awesome! I love that you dedicated it to the Grand Canyon. I'm sure it was much appreciated.

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