Post by Liam R. Findlay on Aug 1, 2014 5:36:04 GMT -5
I'm under the impression that Helquist can do as he wishes with the artwork, as he put his most recent prints on sale 'due to popular demand'. Especially as he's selling a print of The Marvellous Marriage poster, which was once exclusive to the limited edition Bad Beginning. I was so pleased to see that on sale- I'm going to put my print in a golden frame!
With what I just said, if you comment on his blog or tweet him @bhelquist, he does take it in when people request certain prints to be sold.
When I first spoke to him, it was a telephone interview arranged by his agent, so contacting him had quite a process to it. But more recently, when I purchased some prints and had a couple of questions, I emailed him and he replied within a few days. So hopefully he'll respond about this artwork too. It is a priority of mine to get a response!
Post by Liam R. Findlay on Aug 1, 2014 12:51:11 GMT -5
I don't want to bombard him with requests as this stage, in case he neglects some as a consequence. I'm planning to wait and see what he comes out with for The Miserable Mill and then further inquire about other editions after that If he's happy to share unseen work like this, he may even be willing to show some designs from the earlier books- we never know! He posted a compositional plan of The Bad Beginning's cover on his blog once.
Post by Liam R. Findlay on Aug 1, 2014 14:35:53 GMT -5
He seems to care for his blog and likes to post on there with processes and inspirations so I'm pretty sure he'd post them on there; it also allows for posting multiple images. I'm quite excited that as a community, out of all Snicket fans in the world, our actions are leading to this previously unseen work to be unveiled
Update from Brett: it may take some time to find them and get them scanned.
I suspect, whenever he can get his hands on them, that he'd put them on his blog but tweet a link to the post. I wonder how long "some time" is - but I expected that. As I remarked on Twitter, we've waited about six years for this already, so it would be churlish to get impatient now. Let's just look forward to hopefully seeing the first new Snicket art from Helquist in - er, less than a month, but sort of six or seven years really.
Oh hey, somebody was talking about that magazine a bit ago on the French Lemony Snicket forum too, and it prompted me to dig up the copy I got when I was little. That's the only Helquist art in it, but it's got a lot of other great stuff, including a Little Orphan Annie-esque cartoon that's really all Sebald Code. If I were less inept at scanning things I would gladly share it.