Post by sparklymouse on Feb 5, 2009 18:30:49 GMT -5
I just noticed that Hodges didn't do the last few mystery book covers. (The ones that are multi-colored.) Has this been discussed already? I wonder why he didn't do those. Did he do everything else besides the Friends Forever cover?
Post by wanderingfrog on May 20, 2009 20:21:18 GMT -5
He is very talented. It's too bad, however, that he is unable to draw properly proportioned children, since that is a skill which would have come in handy when painting covers for a series of children's books about, you know, baby-sitting.
"I'm tired of being a lovely lady. From now on I'm going to be a cat." ~ Melody Korman
Readthrough Progress: Mystery #36 Kristy and the Cat Burglar (August 1998)
These really do look like the characters. Mary Anne especially. I feel like she was the same model from Mary Anne and the Silent Witness. Also, I see the photo which you saw as Claudia more like Kristy.
They do look like Jessi and Mallory -- a lot! Wow. Like them in their teen years.
Also, I do feel connected to a lot of Hodges covers. Just imagine all of the hours you've spent looking at the covers, and how they're etched in your mind. I love it.
I particularly love Hodges work as it relates to the scenes of nature or houses. He is particularly good at doing insides of homes, making them look warm and cozy. And also outdoor scenes. I wonder, however, if the bad photos of the GIRLS THEMSELVES are really Hodges fault or the choices of models and dresses (so creative artist).