Here’s a quick update, proving that I am working on the illustrations for the Disneyland Paris: Sleeping Beauty Castle model instructions. I am currently on number 90, and there are plenty more to do. I was hoping to get everything done in time for the holidays or at least the end of the year. Sadly, it doesn’t look like that is going to be the case.
On a side note, Becky was smart enough to find a papercraft that I created, which was released over the Summer. It’s not Disney news, so I only posted about it on my art blog (check out the mods people have created). But, here’s Stubby, the official TOR.com mascot. Download and build your own.
I should note that I did not design the Stubby logo. That credit goes to Greg (last name unknown). I translated an existing 3-D model into a printable paper model, designed the graphics, and created the layouts for the parts and instructions. I was basically given a blank 3-D model and told that the ship was red and white. The rest was all me. Enjoy it.
Did you know that movable books (including pop-ups) were originally made strictly for adults? It’s true; papercrafts are not just for kids!
I like to think that papercrafts are a part of movable book history, even though they may not be contained within a book. If anything, they take the art to a further level, breaking free of the bonds and limitations of books and cards. Although, I have to admit that it takes a different and highly respectable skill to be able to engineer the mechanics of a pop-up book.
If you have an hour to kill, take a look at this presentation, by Ellen Rubin (a.k.a. The Pop-Up Lady), of the history of movable books and paper engineering.
Disney’s Prep & Landing animated holiday special is back, along with a brand-new 7-minute short: Operation: Secret Santa! The hit television special (I’ll likely record and watch it MANY times again this year) airs on ABC on Thursday, December 9th. It will air again on ABC Family the following Wednesday, December 15th, and once more on Monday, December 20th. Check your local listings for times.
As if that wasn’t enough, there will be a brand-new sequel in 2011: Prep & Landing: Naughty vs. Nice. I can’t wait!