The Lapins hop over.

Louise Lapin drawing in my living room.

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.

Veronica, Lapin and JJ share sketchbooks.

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From Lapin’s sketchbook: Louise and other subway riders.

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We joked that one of Lapin’s eye’s is a fisheye. It might be the left one.

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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.

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 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.

Veronica works so spontaneously she was able to knock out two amazing drawings while Lapin was still drawing every zit on my nose.

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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.

It’s only right that a Lapin is drawn to my jackalope.

She's learning from the best.

She’s learning from the best.

I have never seen a two year old work so intently on a drawing.

I have never seen a two-year old work so intently on a drawing.

There's more than one artist in this family.

There’s more than one artist in this family.

A creative collaboration.
A creative collaboration.

19 thoughts on “The Lapins hop over.

  1. Trop cool tout ça! Wonderful drawings, lovely light room & gathering. Love the stamped (?) page numbering in Lapin’s sketchbook. Love his light & almost ephemeral style.

  2. how come you say “vin” instead of “wine”? …is the Romanian word thou, so I understood.

    lovely friends you got!!! amazing post!

    thanks one more time!!

  3. What a fabulous collaboration of creativity! That little girl is amazing!!! Can’t wait to see what she does as she gets older!!! Thanks so much for sharing this delightful post!

  4. Beautiful! And how inspiring to see a little one follow in her parents’ footsteps. :) I followed in my dad’s, and now my kids are following in mine, and I’m thankful every day. What a fun evening you had!

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