Some sad news.

10 Feb

Sorry this post is late, guys. I found out earlier this week that Brian Jacques, author of the Redwall series, died on the 5th of a heart attack. I loved those books when I was a kid, and it’s sad to see him go. I had a regular update planned, but instead I wanted to paint this:

R.I.P., Brian Jacques.

This is Tansy and Arven from The Pearls of Lutra, which was always my favorite Redwall book. I love anything with a no-nonsense heroine and lots of riddles, so it was totally right up my alley. I reread it this summer and still found it fun–it felt good to get sucked back into a familiar world, one I hadn’t visited in a very long time but still remembered loving.

R.I.P., Brian Jacques. We’ll miss you.

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7 Responses to “Some sad news.”

  1. lindahalcombfineart February 10, 2011 at 7:50 am #

    Your painting is sweet and I’m sure it means a lot to you.

    • Lena Chandhok February 10, 2011 at 7:53 pm #

      Thank you! I’ve found myself waxing nostalgic about books I read in late elementary or early middle school lately–probably because those are the first worlds I remember getting completely pulled into and interested in–and that’s exactly when I did most of my Redwall reading.

  2. Bailey February 10, 2011 at 9:26 am #

    Man that turned out really nicely. I loved Redwall too, it’s a shame to see him go

    • Lena Chandhok February 10, 2011 at 7:54 pm #

      Thanks! :) It really is a shame, although the one bright side of it has been reminiscing about the books together with you guys.

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