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A little Ed Gorey, a little Theodore Kittelson
June 20, 2010 2:57 PM   Subscribe

"Born in Denmark 1978. I write and direct television shows for kids. I have a set of twins and not much time for anything. But when i have time i draw monsterdrawings on post-it notes... it is a little window into a different world, made on office supplies."

Kenn's line art reminds me of both Edward Gorey and Theodor Kittelson.

Common themes are
Gigantic, wide-mouthed monsters
Ghost kids
And these horned fellows

Found via you're not wet until you BLEED (some material there is NWS).
posted by codacorolla (22 comments total) 52 users marked this as a favorite

 
This is such a good post to find on a rainy afternoon.
posted by shii at 3:08 PM on June 20, 2010


Those are excellent!

The ones with umbrellas particularly remind me of Edward Gorey.
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 3:08 PM on June 20, 2010


And a touch of Miyazaki too.
posted by ursus_comiter at 3:11 PM on June 20, 2010


This is an excellent illustration of an immutable point of ethics, so often missed: Whatever their circumstances, those who can draw monsterdrawings, should draw monsterdrawings.
posted by bicyclefish at 3:14 PM on June 20, 2010 [10 favorites]


Wow! These are great. They remind me of Miyazaki too.
posted by jonesor at 3:24 PM on June 20, 2010


I was thinking the same thing jonesor!
posted by MaryDellamorte at 3:38 PM on June 20, 2010


Fantastic!
posted by maxwelton at 4:28 PM on June 20, 2010


Thanks, these are great!
posted by unknowncommand at 4:45 PM on June 20, 2010


Some Sendak in there, too. And Chas Addams.
posted by Trochanter at 5:15 PM on June 20, 2010


I would love to see this guy do a film. Miyazaki meets Tim Burton? The contrast between the cartoonish oversized monsters and the delicate victorian children is a really striking. Creepy but really appealing.
posted by ryaninoakland at 5:25 PM on June 20, 2010


These are really charming, great find!
posted by mygothlaundry at 5:45 PM on June 20, 2010


i am ascared of monsters for realz
posted by humannaire at 6:07 PM on June 20, 2010


OK, kids time for bed. Do you want me to tell you a bedtime story?

(in unison) NO DAD! NOT AGAIN! NO!!!
posted by Balisong at 6:56 PM on June 20, 2010 [1 favorite]


This is fantastic! I just love that he says "monsterdrawings" as one word. It's a good word.
posted by malthas at 7:43 PM on June 20, 2010


I find the monsterdrawings adorable, but the ghost kiddies really freak me out.
posted by Alnedra at 7:54 PM on June 20, 2010


Nice!
posted by klangklangston at 9:03 PM on June 20, 2010


I would buy one of these in a second. Thanks for the post!
posted by buzzkillington at 9:07 PM on June 20, 2010


I wish the scenes depicted were real.


shhh...
posted by captainsohler at 11:27 PM on June 20, 2010


lovely
posted by 5_13_23_42_69_666 at 1:20 AM on June 21, 2010


Some Tove Jansson in the mix as well, I'd warrant.
posted by titus-g at 3:00 AM on June 21, 2010


Some Tove Jansson in the mix as well, I'd warrant.

They look like MoominMonsters to me too
posted by numbskeleton at 6:49 AM on June 21, 2010


So beautiful.
posted by madred at 7:22 AM on June 21, 2010


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