Thu, 14 January 2010
Jake Parker is a talented artist friend of ours with a new children's book out. It's called Missile Mouse: The Star Crusher, it's pubbed by Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic Books, and we dig it thoroughly. He kindly sent us a copy to preview before our interview with him and it's full of high adventure, sci-fi fun and life lessons.
And even though it's a kid's book, Jake doesn't skimp at all on things like cool tech and alien character designs. The look and feel of Missile's world is pretty funky.
We ran Parker down at his home in Connecticut and talked to him about The Star Crusher project, his background as an animator with Blue Sky Studios, his work on the film Horton Hears a Who and the whole thing. It was good stuff!
Check Jake out at his site and blog below.
**For this episode, we played two snippets of music: When I'm Small by Phantogram and Ramblin' Man by Lemon Jelly. Both are excellent!