A storybook classic and one of my few successes in my final semester! This Goldilocks was a merit selection 3x3’s 2012 student show, which I was thrilled about. :)
“The Steadfast Tin Soldier” by Elizabeth MacKinstry (1933)
“The Fairy Godmother waved her hand and a mirror appeared. Cinderella gasped. There in the reflection - standing in the same disordered kitchen, among the drying laundry and dirty pots and pans - was the most beautiful princess she had ever seen. Could it really be her?”
Wandering the corridors of Tumblr, I’ve discovered that most of the Cinderella posts feature the Disney princess in various iterations, with her blonde up-do and big blue eyes. Red Riding Hood, in contrast, appears in many different guises. If Cinderella had never become a Disney film, would this character also possess more faces?
I do appreciate the beauty of the Disney version. She’s iconic and instantly recognizable. But at the same time, I wish that more artists like Kelley would share their own takes on Cinderella. Especially when I see this beautiful illustration.
Have you made or seen any unique interpretations of Cinderella? Let us know!
Reminds me of 20th Century Fox’s Anastasia. Her dress and crown at the end (I think. or her dress from her childhood/one of those Rasputin dreams.) and her hair too.
The smallest billy goat was the first to reach the bridge.
“Perhaps it’s good to have a children’s book that tells the story of misogyny straight-up, without wrapping it up with singing animal sidekicks and happy marriages.”
“Who’s that trip-trapping over my bridge?”
Another recent commission I did based on the Hans Christian Andersen story, The Steadfast Tin Soldier. If you would like to commission me you can check out my rates HERE!
Little Goldilocks Riding Hood by Herbert Block
This is a political cartoon done by Block in 1939 during World War II.
The Seven Ravens, Sleeping Beauty, Rapunzel, the Girl Without Hands, Thumbelina, Alice by Rich Pellegrino