Saturday, October 18, 2008

Late


Cedric Cobblepot was always running late. He really needed to get his enormous love letter to Lillian Davenport before she married someone else. Sadly when he arrived, she was already married with babies and car payments. Cedric then realized that he could have sent a smaller letter instead of hand delivering a bigger one. Lesson: Bigger in not always better. hee hee hee.
Click on illustration for a closer view.

46 comments:

Sabbio said...

This is so cute, the drawing and the story!

Asja said...

seem like Mr Cobblepot learned a valuable lesson in life)
great work, as always. i love how you did his hair.

Edrian Thomidis said...

I love the story that accompanies this lovely illustration! Cute and funny!

NANCY LEFKO said...

very cute illo and story !!

Roberta said...

But Cedric has such determination!!
He's wonderfully designed Vanessa. I love his hair and gruffy chin!

murphy girl said...

ohhhh, cedric! i love the enormous love letter! i'm sure his heart is just as big! what a lovely illo! and your banner is spectacular, i really love your style! i've definitely used up my allotment of exclamation points in this....

mystele said...

my funny bone needed this tickle today! thanks!

INDIGENE said...

Bravo...lovely drawing!

www.indigeneartforms.blogspot.com

ellistrationfriday said...

*chapeau* what a lovely idea and the beloved one residing in paris of all places :-) ... let alone the story behind. just c-o-o-l!

i like your stuff a lot!

elli

Juan said...

Excellent work Vanessa!

travelandsing.com said...

hee hee hee - Oh Vanessa, you are wonderful!! Poor Cedric Cobblepot - you can see how hard he worked on this amazing giant love letter:-) maybe when he started creating it his hair was short?:-) This has given me a very big giggle and huge smile - thank you - a wonderful illustration!! Hope you have a beautiful weekend:-) linda xx

Chris said...

That's really funny. I like the over-sized envelope and the design of Mr. Cobblepot quite a bit.

Kelly Medina said...

haha, but so dedicated! Great work.

Flying Colors said...

Just wonderful your style!

I noticed the orange and purple shoes on Ruby.
And this fellow Cedric has great shoes also.

Great energy :)

Gerald said...

That is a brilliant illustration and a really wonderful story!

irisz said...

I've just found your blog by IF, but I really enjoy your works! Congrats!

Peter Breese said...

Very silly and a great point to boot! Nice!

old toad brew/aka froggie said...

i want to marry cedric. i mean, i don't want to dump my husband or anything but i really just wanna hang out with cedric, carry stuff for him...wear those glasses, grouse about having long red hair and all those stupid "are you a weasley?" jokes. he is perfect, vb! and this story is already running in my head....it's as if sometimes this style of yours comes from another era...and you're wearing lots of petticoats or something, or maybe smart black capris, and penny loafers, a pencil tucked behind your ear, in your manhattan loft studio, listening to etta james. :))) i so totally see it. :)))

Cookie Sunshine said...

Poor,poor Cedric! My heart goes out to him. A good lesson indeed.

rachel stoleru said...

Great illo!!! I love everything about it. The story has so much potential - you should totally expand it into a book or at least a small poem.
Thank you for the lovely comment on my blog :)))

Pea said...

what a sweet story and a lovely drawing !

Carli said...

That's funny and really cute

Bella Sinclair said...

Awwwww. If I were Ms. Davenport, my heart would be broken. Poor Cedric. It's like I keep saying -- size doesn't matter! I just adore all your characters. They have such life!

flower girl said...

Lovely illustration =)

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Tomás Serrano said...

Fantastic. To make the matters worse, got Ms. Davenport really married to a french postman?...

soulbrush said...

if cedric arrived at my door i would never turn him down, he's a-do-ra-ble.

Faruffa said...

Great character Cedric, he reminds me some Dickens characters !!!

Solvere volo said...

This is too funny! Great illo and a charming story

Heather said...

Great character and story.

Alicia Padrón said...

What a wonderful style Vanessa! great works :o)

Fannie said...

Cute!

Kelly B. said...

I love the story! So tragic! The image is beautiful as always!

Kimberly said...

Cute! and so sweet :)

Kimberly

SENTA said...

OK it's not JUST the illustrations, it's not JUST your adorable, whimsical, charming stories...it's both together that are just so awesome!! Seriously, if you wrote a book or a movie or whatever, I would have to own it. When are you gonna get working on that? :)

Mônica said...

Oh, poor Cedric... I love his long nose, and curly hair (not to mention his colorful clothing!) I bet that large envelope was full of love. I think Lillian Davenport made a big mistake... ;-)

You have such a way with both words and pictures!

Dada's place said...

Wonderful, wonderful illustration! I like the details, like his hairy arm! :)
You made me smile! :)
I totally agree with you! Bigger in not always better!

Joanie said...

This piece is so charming. Great work!

Kris-Tea said...

I love it!! Really great work! :)

Kay Aker said...

Poor Cedric! Apparently you have this amazing cast of characters living inside your head! Bravo!

Dot said...

heheh, he looks like an interesting character!

Bobo said...

Poor man! What a painful lesson for him!
Great character and story, awesome colors too!

Connie said...

This is wonderful. Love the really robust colours; the character is great even if the story is a bit sad. We hope he married late and was happy.

kathy hare said...

oh Vanessa, I missed this one! what a lovely idea! your work is so beautiful.. poor Mr Cobblepot... :(