Archive for tomie depaola

summer journal comics: every boy’s idol

Posted in summer journal comics with tags , , , , , on August 29, 2011 by Christopher Pearce

Spinner shirts (and our weird struggles about them) have been featured here and here this past summer.

Strega Nona is, if you are childless or never read it as a kid, a picture book by Tomie dePaola.

Elliot was fairly obsessed with Big Anthony and his troubles with Strega Nona’s magic pasta pot last summer. I suppose that respect has grown into an admiration for her fashion sense.

sketchbook: chicken donut

Posted in sketchbook with tags , , , on July 8, 2010 by Christopher Pearce

Imagine being woken up to someone screaming this:

You might think you had somehow magically been transported back to your sophomore year of college… but no.

Elliot and his aunt got really into reading Strega Nona by Tomie dePaola this past week.

If you’ve never read Strega Nona, it’s about a witch who has a magical pot that cooks all the pasta she wants… and the lovable oaf who tries to use the pot to his own designs. “Don’t touch my pot!” is probably something that Strega Nona says to Big Anthony.