Hey, Mr. Incredible – you just saved the world from the evil powers of Syndrome. What are you going to do next? This fun piece from Montana Artist Rogie King has caught The Incredibles in more relaxed times – Bob, decked out in a John Lasseter-like Hawaiian shirt, and little baby Jack-Jack take in the Dumbo attraction. For more great art make sure you check out Rogie’s site and blog. It’s filled with beautiful designs and some really inspirational posts. Read on for more about the artist in his own words.
I currently live in…
I consider my hometown to be…
Really, Helena, MT. I’ve really settled in and become a country boy, but I was born and raised til’ 16 in San Diego, CA.
My Favorite Pixar Movie is…
Up. I love the real life element. We almost named our future daughter Ellie. I just made bottle cap pins for my store, http://finegoodsmarket.com
My Favorite Pixar Character is…
I kinda have an obsession for small role characters like the Abominable Snowman from Monsters, Inc. or Jacques from Finding Nemo. But, really, I’d have to say Dug, from Up.
Tell us about your piece…
I have two boys — 5 and 2. I’m obsessed with being a kid, which may explain my mother calling me her little “Peter Pan,” so naturally, living in California I was obsessed with Disneyland. Strangely, Dumbo isn’t my favorite ride, but I LOVE the Dumbo story. What an amazing story of redemption. I love stories where against all opposition, the little/picked on guy wins in the end. This illustration tells a story about me and my boys. There is this moment that I’ve had with each of my sons, and I’m sure every father has had with his sons at Disneyland. Maybe it took place on a different ride or place, but for me it was on the Dumbo ride.
It’s this moment of pure bliss, where I was hugging my son and all the troubles of the world fade away and it’s just me and him, spinning in circles on a little kid ride. It’s about letting go, and returning to the place where we were all kids. It’s about not losing that childhood spark and being in the moment, meeting your children right at their age, where the love swells in your heart for them.
I love that Mr. Incredible describes a lot of us. Hard working, stressed out fathers that are perhaps losing a little hair and are a tad overweight. Then there’s this moment that removes all of those burdens and brings us back, where we are as free and peaceful as our boys. This is that moment.
Who/What inspires you?
Jesus, stories of redemption, my wife and children, sacrificial love, Walt Disney, Pixar. In the illustration world, I love the work of: Melanie Matthews, Andrew Kolb, Matt Kaufenberg, Pascal Campion. Of course there are obvious inspirations like Disney, Pixar, Mary Blair, etc…
Recommend something, anything to our readers:
I recommend reigniting that spark for something you loved as a kid but lost. I’ve been on a journey to do so this year after an ahah moment at Disneyland with my boys.
I log the illustration inspiration, design work, sketches and music I listen to at my blog http://rogieking.com
I plan on selling prints of my artwork, digital goods and t-shirts at my upcoming store http://finegoodsmarket.com
Thanks for sharing, Rogie. We truly appreciate your time and effort on this magical piece!
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