Adam Rex (update)

Adam Rex, childrens book illustration, Smekday, Home
Adam Rex is a children’s book illustrator and writer, who I first profiled back in 2007.

His books include the well received Frankenstein Makes a Sandwich; a more recent series called the Cold Cereal Saga, the titles from which include Champions of Breakfast and Unlucky Charms; and a 2009 title, The True Meaning of Smekday, which, after having been optioned as a movie in 2008, has just been released by Dreamworks Animation as the CGI animated feature Home.

The cover of Smekday (images above, top), features — for those who don’t happen to recognize it — a chunk of Center City Philadelphia as the focus of the invading Boov.

The Adam Rex website is somewhat more abbreviated than some might like, but still has a nice cross-section of his illustration work. His old website is still archived here.

There is also a dedicated site for The True Meaning of Smekday, though it’s also less extensive than one might like.

A number of his sketches and painted originals are on view as part of an exhibit at Gallery Nucleus in Alhambra, CA, that runs to April 19, 2015.

One Reply to “Adam Rex (update)”

  1. The artist, or artist(s) that create art like this should design book and movie posters. This is just the kind of thing that would be perfect for something like that. Creative enough to be unique and interesting, but not so bold that people find it weird. Very cool post!

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