Wednesday, November 23, 2011

"Go Ahead, Open It!"



Once again, I have a rejected New Yorker cover on my hands. This time I had decided not to leave anything up to chance and submitted a finished piece, but to no avail. The New Yorker obviously doesn't appreciate the gift of a dead mouse.
But maybe you do.
While actually catching a mouse in your teeth and presenting at the feet of your loved one is not practical, perhaps giving this print would be the next best thing. If you know a cat owner with impeccable taste, just click the image to the right.

"Go Ahead, Open It!" is a signed, limited edition of 250.

• Printed on acid-free
Canson Infinity /
Arches Aquarelle
Rag Fine Art Paper

• Approximate size
13" x 15"

• Shipped in an
archival print
protector

22 comments:

  1. Brilliant! New Yorker New Schmorker.

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  2. I don't think it's clear as to whether the cat is giving or receiving the mouse.

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  3. seems, no cat-owners work at the New Yorker :D

    Amazing Work! I love it, too

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  4. Our cats seldom present us with the whole mouse. Sometimes, only half, others, only the spleen.

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  5. I'm embarrassed to say that my cat is almost as fat as the one Peter created. Great pic! Happy Turkey day Peter and everyone else here!

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  6. Fantastic! Love the expression on the cat and character design. Great coloring as well! :)

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  7. Sweet like a pic coming from a movie of Hayao, is awesome how masters converse without knowing it, sometimes. :D

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  8. Brilliant. Cats never quite understand why people aren't more thrilled with such love offerings....

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  9. love it. Love the detail of the mouse.

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  10. it's so cute and funny. I love it!!!

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  11. I come here to drink from the pool....ahhhh! Thanks! Back to work....

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  12. I love it Peter! Nothing says Christmas like a dead rodent. Especially in NYC.

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  13. Hi - this is Courtney from CTN (more specifically from the red-eye trip back)

    You looked a little exhausted and over-complimented at the end of the expo, so I thought I would give it a week before complimenting your work! I'm a very big fan of your work, and I'm so happy to see you have a blog. And I love the design of that little mouse!

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  14. Very nice drawing, with a very subtle cruelty in the cat's eye, despite his gentle smile.
    Sometimes, I don't understand the decisions of people rejecting such art...

    Well, thank you for sharing and thank you for inspiring so much.

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  15. I just had to thank you for the wonderful print. I received mine the other day and it is even more gorgeous on paper.
    Keep up the amazing work.

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