He who knows how to appreciate colour relationships, the influence of one colour on another, their contrasts and dissonances, is promised an infinitely diverse imagery.
- Sonia Delaunay
Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.
- Colour is my day-long obsession, joy and torment.


Tuesday, February 3, 2009

2009 Eustace Tilley Results

Posted by Charley Parker at 8:01 pm

2009 Eustace Tilley Results
The results are in for The New Yorker’s 2009 Eustace Tilley Contest. See my recent post about the 2009 Eustace Tilley Contest for an explanation.

You can view the 12 winners as a slide show, or as thumbnails. You can also view all 2009 entries. You can see the original Eustace from the cover of the first issue of The New Yorker here.

I love the Watchmen graphic novel cover parody by Marcus Thiele (above, center, larger version here).

You can also view the 2008 winners (thumbnails) or all 2008 entries (on Flickr).

Ace Tilley - Charley ParkerJust for fun, I actually entered this year (image at left, larger version here).

My entry didn’t make the cut, but it was fun to draw; even though, with my usual insane schedule, I was working on it at the last minute (literally — I submitted it one minute before the midnight deadline); and for someone who hardly ever posts my own work on this blog, here I am doing it twice in a row.

It’s fun to look through the whole range of entries, particularly if you saw last years’, and compare some of pop culture influences relevant to the times (lots of iPhones, financial woes and Obama images this year).

See also my post on last year’s contest, The Many Faces of Eustace Tilley.

(Image at top, left to right: David Leonard, Marcus Thiele, David Cook, Adam Koford, Charlene Chua, Eric Almendral)

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  1. Comment by linus chung
    Tuesday, February 3, 2009 @ 8:58 pm

    Trying to restart my interest in painting, I decided to go around blogs of painters and found yours…I am from malaysia and wouls say i would come by here more often…

    would love your opinion on my latest painting if you care to give any. it’s at thefrogcroaks.blogspot.com

  2. Comment by John Ashmead
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 @ 8:11 am

    You were actually only the penultimate entry: another squeaked in just over the wire, at 1/16 12:48am. Apparently they list the entries in reverse time order: http://www.newyorker.com/online/photocontests/eustace_tilley_2009/gallery.

    Much enjoy your blog: has led me to an enormous amount of good art: keep up the good work!



  3. Comment by Charley Parker
    Wednesday, February 4, 2009 @ 12:22 pm

    Yeah, if I had known they would be slack about it, I would have put the logo on the cap (grin).


  4. Comment by Simon
    Thursday, February 5, 2009 @ 3:25 pm

    Very nice . Def in keeping with the style and tastes needed .Nice job man !

    Hope to see more of your stuff more often Charley .

  5. Comment by Diana Evans
    Friday, February 6, 2009 @ 3:56 pm

    oh what fun!!! I am sad I missed this…your work is wonderful…


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