What a beautiful book! Matthea Harvey's keen and subtle redaction of a tragic tale that finds within itself traces of. .The gorgeous gouache illustrations by Porter bring Harvey's epiphanies, non sequiturs and startling images to life, resulting in a book with surprises and delights at every turn.
What a beautiful book! Matthea Harvey's keen and subtle redaction of a tragic tale that finds within itself traces of the comforting levity of nursery rhyme is perfectly complimented by Amy Jean's exquisite paintings that surprise with sudden counter-currents of tone and delight with surreal invention. You'll want to frame every page. It's equal parts bewildering and eye-opening, and certainly unlike any other graphic novel published this year.
Of Lamb is an irreverent and irresponsible retelling of the nursery rhyme, Mary had a little lamb.
from Of Lamb, poems by Matthea Harvey (McSweeney's 2011); gouache and ink on paper, 10 x 7 in. "By nature soft-hearted". from Of Lamb, poems by Matthea Harvey (McSweeney's 2011); gouache and ink on paper, 10 x 7 in. "Lamb settled on his pillow". "Lamb did not always". "Winter washed by".
Please join poet Matthea Harvey and artist Amy Jean Porter for an illustrated reading from their new book Of Lamb. She is the recipient of the Kingsley Tuft prize. Amy Jean Porter has drawn more than one thousand species of animals for her ongoing project All Species, All the Time. She’s had solo exhibitions in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, and Paris, and her drawings have been featured in Cabinet, Flaunt, Jubilat, Meatpaper, and elsewhere.
Amy Jean Porter is an artist who has had solo exhibitions in New York . Matthea Harvey: Originally I didn't use whiteout. Matthea's original erasure of the Charles Lamb book will also be featured, and we're giving a talk on July 7 at 7pm.
Amy Jean Porter is an artist who has had solo exhibitions in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles, and Paris, and has been featured in publications such as Cabinet, Flaunt, jubilat, and McSweeney's. The two collaborated on a project wherein Harvey made an erasure poem from a Charles Lamb biography that Porter then illustrated. I underlined words in pencil, and then as I started to make multiple erasures of each page. I created a master list with alternate versions.
Matthea Harvey, Amy Jean Porter. Lamb and Mary were alike. This is their story like you've never heard it-the tale of a loopy shepherdess and a depressive farm animal. In this version of the children's nursery rhyme, Lamb and Mary fall in love. They swoon, they are smitten. Then Mary has second thoughts. Lamb is a lamb, after all, not a man. Lamb, heartbroken, turns to drinking. Lamb goes to a madhouse. Mary buries her feelings. And then somehow, Lamb pulls it together.
Award-winning poet Matthea Harvey and artist Amy Jean Porter offer the mercurial story of a lamb who wants desperately to be human and the human who loves that lamb-told in more than a hundred short poems and paintings. The Morning News interviewed Matthea and Amy Jean about the project, and so did Artlog. Praise for Of Lamb: Listed among the Books You Never Thought You'd Read (But Will Fall in Love with Instantly) on Oprah.
Sad Little Breathing Machine Graywolf, 2004. Pity the Bathtub Its Forced Embrace of the Human Form Alice James Books, 2000. Cecil the Pet Glacier Schwartz & Wade, 2013. The Little General and the Giant Snowflake Tin House, 2009. Also published in German by Lux Books, 2008.
The story of Mary and her little lamb is recounted in this collaboration between Matthea Harvey and Porter, whose storybook-style drawings accompany Harvey's p. The story of Mary and her little lamb is recounted in this collaboration between Matthea Harvey and Porter, whose storybook-style drawings accompany Harvey's poems-106 in all. Posted: Thursday March 15 2012.
Amy Jean Porter’s books. Matthea Harvey (Goodreads Author), Amy Jean Porter (Illustrator). Of Lamb by.