Friday, 22 February 2013

Faces 18 and 19

Two more little faces for the 29 Face Challenge inspired by the book I read for the Artful readers' club Challenge. 'The hundred year old man who climbed out of the window' by Jonas Jonasson.


Allan the main character of the book at the ripe old age of 100 still seems to think he is a spring chicken. On his 100th birthday Allan climbs out of the window of the old folks' home where he lived and goes on a wild adventure. Accidental murder soon becomes a theme throughout the story. 



  
Together with some newly acquired buddies Allan finds himself in difficult situations but nothing much seems to outface this man just like in his past when Allan worked as an bomb expert for some very famous historical figures of whom he sometimes got on the wrong side of.

I won't spoil the end of the story but this book is a great holiday read, nothing heavy or brain boggling.



22 comments:

Ilona said...

Manon, these are so brilliant! I LOVE them!!! :-)

I must say I'm a bit worried about the bomb, which is about to explode! And chickengirlie mouse!

Chapeau!

Ilona x

Sarah said...

sounds like a fun read!

and I love the characters it has inspired you to create

trish said...

Just stopping by the blogs of other 29faces people! Fun stuff you have here! Your sense of humor comes through nicely! Seems I need to check out the Artful Readers Club next...

Dawn said...

This is a fantastic book, I am glad you enjoyed it as well. Your wonderful weird looking faces really draw me in ;0)

Jez said...

So glad you have read this terrific book, it's so funny. It was my January read for The Artful Reader's Club, along with a piece of artwork inspired by the story.
If you'd like to see my version of Sonia, the Elephant, perhaps you might like to look at my blogpost for The Hundred Year Old Man ......
I like the girl with the bomb topknot, she's obviously an explosive character.

Shirley said...

Those faces are just brilliant, love all the little touches inspired by the book. Now with 2 artfulreader's recommending it I am going to have to pop it on my holiday read list. Sounds like a fun read.

Gina said...

Hahaha...sounds a fabulous storyline, and your popjes are just as wonderful as ever :D XXX

San @ Made in Hem said...

Oke, weer een boek op mijn lijstje...
Heerlijke kleurrijke Popjes! ♥ Zo mooi!!!

Catherine Constance said...

Love your two new faces...and the book sounds like one to read.. :) have a great weekend x

Darcy said...

Great review, I had already put this book on my wish list last month,so lovely to see another postitive review of it. Gorgeous artwork as always.

Jen said...

Like the artwork. Like Darcy this book awaits me on mt Kindle.
Jen x

Dianne said...

Such adorable little faces...your art work is terrific!

Kelly M. Myers said...

Really, really unique :)

abby j said...

A fun review and artwork...will check it out! Thanks for the recommendation!

Jenny said...

Sounds like a fun and lively book Manon... another one to mark down on my wishlist... LOVE LOVE your stunning artwork... and how clever with the chicken... beautifully inspired...

Jenny ♥

Elizabeth Johnson said...

I really like these. The unique shapes are fun and interesting. I especially like the second one. : )
~Elizabeth

Tracey Fletcher King said...

I do love these paintings as always... you have a perfect eye and have had that book on my list for a while... maybe it is time to start it... sounds fun...xx

Catie Cuddles said...

As usual I love these little characters! I have this book on my list from another arc review last month. Looking forward to reading it!
Catherine

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Not only do you paint/draw excellent faces, I also enjoyed the review of this book. Now I really want to read it, because it sounds so much more interesting than the one I read this month. Lovely art and a great review, too. Way to go.

Janet said...

Sounds a great easy read! Glad you didn't spill the beans as I have it to read too. Brilliant artwork.

Janet xx

Carmen said...

I downloaded this one in the Kindle sale - it does sound a fun read :-)

Love your girls, especially the one with a little bomb her head!

Maz said...

Think I'll have to download this one seeing as it's now had a couple of good reviews. Love your girls as usual! x