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Monday, August 22, 2011

City Boy

The book City Boy by Herman Wouk is a little-known and extremely funny book about a boy in 20s (or 30s) Brooklyn. It's hilariously written, and would make a fantastic animated film. I designed some characters and environments for it, a few of which are ready to show. (Of course, you can also see them on my main site).

Herbie is our main character--earnest, somewhat shy, too smart for his own good, and owes his physique to his addiction to frappes from the local malt shoppe.

Lucille is his love interest, or, more accurately, object of worship.

Herbie lives in a quiet neighborhood in Brooklyn. Despite his, um, heft, he does enjoy racing around with his friends and bounding home from school (freedom!).