Louise Lapin drawing in my living room.
I love Lapin’s work and was so excited when he agreed to contribute to An Illustrated Journey. We became pals over email, then got to know each other better over Skype. Maybe you remember this interview we did recently:
Last week Lapin, Lapinette and baby Louise came over from Barcelona to visit us in New York and brought Veronica Lawlor (another genius contributor to the book). We had a lovely evening of chatting, drawing, sharing sketchbooks and guzzling vin. Here are some of the highlights:
Veronica, Lapin and JJ share sketchbooks.
From Lapin’s sketchbook: Louise and other subway riders.
We joked that one of Lapin’s eye’s is a fisheye. It might be the left one.
I recognized some drawing buddies and contributors to An Illustrated Life in Lapin’s sketchbook. This is France Belleville, the car loving genius.
It was fairly intense being drawn by Lapin. He sat super close to me and insisted I look him in the eye the whole time. I felt we should have gotten married after.
Veronica drew Lapin drawing me. I love her loose style.
Veronica works so spontaneously she was able to knock out two amazing drawings while Lapin was still drawing every zit on my nose.
Lapin kept drawing while we talked. Here are JJ, Veronica and me well into our third bottle of wine.
It’s only right that a Lapin is drawn to my jackalope.
She’s learning from the best.
I have never seen a two-year old work so intently on a drawing.
There’s more than one artist in this family.
- A creative collaboration.