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(A Rocket) Friday Fan Art

October 19, 2012

From A Hero for WondLa:

At the park entrance a beeping gondola landed, and the bubble doors opened to reveal two other teenage girls. Both looked nearly identical to Gen…

…”So,” Gen said, locking arms with the other girls. “These are my two darlings–Gen and Gen.”

“We are known as the three Gens!” they said in unison.

Courtney Armstrongis a Canadian artist whose work exhibits a nice blend of traditional 2D animation and anime styles. Both Angela and I were over the Orbonian moon when she sent us a link to her rendition of the three Gens from WondLa. Check it out:

Favorite detail: the old-timey radio used a music player. I want one!

You can check out Courtney’s blog to see these images (and more) along with some of her process. Its very cool stuff.

Thanks for taking the time to render this for FFA, Courtney. I showed your piece to Gen Pryde. She wanted me to tell you how ROCKET it was.


Keep dreaming. Keep drawing.

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Never Abandon Imagination Tony DiTerlizzi: Never abandon imagination.

Imagination is a world of possibility that exists within each of us. It is what makes us uniquely human. It is our creative fingerprint that touches and influences the world around us. Imagination is essential to art and science; to innovation and prosperity. It gives us hope, calls us to action and leads to change.

Whether it’s fairies, dragons, robots or aliens, all of my children’s book characters are siblings born of my imagination – an imagination strengthened through years of encouragement from family, teachers and friends. While so many others abandoned it during their transition from childhood to adulthood, I fiercely held onto mine, hoping for a day when I could share it to inspire the next generation of dreamers. Innovators. World changers.

Imagination empowers us to envision and create a reality of what could be. We must hold it dear, foster it and never abandon it.