Sophie Blackall Illustration

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Monday, June 15, 2009

From Yesterday's Observer



Many Observer-reading friends sent me a link to this article about pop star Mika last night, with the following fantastic tidbit:
"Waiting outside afterwards is a gaggle of 100 fans, including two who have dressed up as Lollipop girls, after the song. That sort of dedication is apparently typical of his hardcore followers. On his website, Mika recently started a dialogue with the illustrator Sophie Blackall, who posted a drawing of a girl in an ingeniously designed dress. Last night in Berlin, one fan - a man - turned up dressed exactly as the girl in the drawing. "I don't know if other artists get that sort of attention," he says, "because they laugh when I speak to them about it." "
I haven't felt so honoured since a Mexican fellow had a full back tattoo done of my drawing for Tim Burton's Big Fish. Sadly I never got a photo of that.

13 comments:

antoine said...

hi sophie,
i just got the link for that blog, and i m the one who put that dress, but it was not my idea, it was my gf crazy idea who is fan about mika and your work, just want to clarify thing s here. :)
it amazed mika when he saw us, me and my gf.

antoine

melody said...

antoine and his gf were right next to me at the gig - their outfits really were fantastic - antoines girlfriend was actually dressed as the matchbox boy, you can see a photo here: http://www.bilder-hochladen.net/files/big/awqc-w.jpg (pic taken by a member of the german mika forum). :-)

Rainbow Apple said...

yaaay so glad the link to the scan worked for you! lots o' luv from Jade x :-D

Lee-Ann said...

they sat right in front of me in the church xD
the pic which melody posted was taken by me, just in the right moment- i love that pose =D

sophie blackall said...

Oh my goodness! I am ridiculously impressed with your paper frock, Antoine, and your 'gf' as the match baby is brilliant. I'm thrilled to bits. Thank you for posting the link Melody, (and for taking the photo Lee Ann.)

Anonymous said...

Hi Sophie,

I just want to say, that I love this project you are making with Mika!!! That's brilliant!
I really love art like yours or Mika's Sister DAWACK!!!
For the next concerts Kanni is planning to produce other costumes and I'm really really happy about that because I think it's a very very amazing thing to do that!
When will you and Mika go on with this project? Maybe with some other crazy-"not-of-this-world"-characters?? :D It would make me happy to see more of you art and of the "Blackall-Project"!

Many Greetings Catharina

brandi milne said...

Hi!! You've won an award!! Please come and get it on my blog, and pass it on if you wish!! I love your works and your brilliant blogs!!

Kate Larkworthy said...

wow Sophia - that is very exciting. So clever. XOK

Sephy said...

Omg! So dedicated!! So cool!!

jena ardell said...

That's so awesome!! Great illustration... I can see why the couple was so inspired to replicate the dress.

moving company said...

Fantastic illustrations ! This is absolutely awesome. I just want to say that I love this project. This is brilliant.I know that you and Mika will do great job and win it. Wish you a best of luck.

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