Artwork Inspired by my Favorite Young Adult Books

Growing up in the 90s, I read a lot of books.  Particularly, I love (this is in present tense I still love these books to this day) The Babysitter’s Club, Goosebumps, and the Sweet Valley series.

Which is why I am extra excited to see this article from Buzzfeed titled, “11 Works of Art Inspired by Young Adult Novels.”  After reading the article and looking at the pictures, it lead me to the website for Gallery 1988 in Los Angeles that has all of these works on display.

Here are a few of my favorites:

Colored pencil and ink on paper. Approximately 6

“Mary Anne” by Anne Sullivan

I honestly don’t remember Mary Anne from the Babysitter’s Club wearing glasses but overall, I think Sullivan captured her personality really well.

“Night of the Living Clay” by Cuddles and Rage

From the “Night of the Living Dummy” saga which is a part of the Goosebumps series by R.L. Stein.  Slappy the Dummy looks both evil and cute here.

“The Temptation of Stacey McGill” by Daisy Church

Ann M. Martin never fails to mention Stacey’s diabetes in every book.

“Jessica and Elizabeth” by Pricilla Wilson

I love this gold metallic silkscreen by Wilson because both Jessica and Elizabeth’s beauty is captured here without emphasizing their blond hair and blue eyes.

You can see more at Gallery1988.  Some of the pieces are still on sale.

Related posts:

Some Artwork that I Find Amazing

Grown up Artist’s Interpretations of Children’s Artwork

Motivational Mondays: Keith Haring

The public needs art, and it is the responsibility of a “self-proclaimed artist” to realize the public needs art, and not to make bourgeois art for a few and ignore the masses…. If the public is afraid of art, should we [artists] be afraid of what we have done to make the public afraid of art?

– Keith Haring, journal entry, October 14, 1976

I featured Keith Haring this week because I was inspired by his show in the Brooklyn Museum. This quote made me think of how we, as creative people, can reach and inspire others with our talents.

Check out the Keith Haring journal page a day tumblr!

Keith Haring: 1978-1982 Journals

Pictures!

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Update at June 11, 2012 10:26 pm:  Wow!  The Keith Haring Foundation retweeted my tweet about this blog post!  Woohoo!

https://twitter.com/#!/KeithHaring