Works by Jenna Trost

Sculpture and Illustration
Here’s a page I did for a ‘Nemo in Slumberland’ / Winsor McCay tribute book!

Here’s a page I did for a ‘Nemo in Slumberland’ / Winsor McCay tribute book!

Here are a couple pictures of a piece I have in the Sandman show that’s opening tonight at the Nucleus Gallery in LA.  There are some amazing artists in the show - check it out if you can. You can check out the gallery’s page for the show here: http://www.gallerynucleus.com/gallery/exhibition/403

drawnhendrix:

Happy Election Day! Enjoy the trailer for my next picture book, "Rutherford B., Who Was He?" - a book of funny and poignant poems about our Presidents, written by the one and only Marilyn Singer. The official release is December 17th from Disney/Hyperion Books. 

I created the trailer, but the amazing song in the video was written and performed by my friend Nathan Talley. 

CCA Illustration Faculty and Alumni Show

Mr. Spiegel’s Tiger Tiger.

Mr. Spiegel’s Tiger Tiger.

In one hole and out the other.

It’s just fox and meeee,
My little monster man,
And my monster knee!!

It’s just fox and meeee,

My little monster man,

And my monster knee!!

A self portrait. Entitled “Face-Plant Princess.”

What can I say, I fall a lot.

This was a gift for one of my favorite artists, Greg Ruth. I got the chance to meet him when I went out to NY for MOCCAfest. Not only is he an amazing artist, but a tremendously nice guy - an inspiration. He likes squirrels - not  to an unnatural degree or anything (I don’t think), but I ran with it for the sculpture…

HAGFISH: AN ORIGIN STORY
She was the most beautiful woman in the world. Her beauty allowed for all of her desires – mental, emotional and physical, to be fulfilled. If she wanted it, it became hers without strife or anguish. There was one thing, however, that she could not attain. Her desire surpassed the human realm, for the only thing left for her to want was immortality.
She went to the shore and called to the Viking Spirit. At first she prayed, and then she begged. And for the very first time a tear rolled down her supple cheek, and it fell into the ocean. The Viking Spirit heard the tear as it dropped into the crashing waves, and  went to see what could make such a pretty girl cry. But when she asked for eternal life, the God was rather put-off. Yet, he agreed to let her live forever, as long as she sacrifice her beauty. She accepted. And rather than being turned to an ugly hag of a woman, as she expected, she was turned into the most disgusting creature that ever was or will be. If another human ever attempts contact, she gets snotty all over. And so the hagfish has lived for centuries – snotty and squirming and disgusting, yearning for it’s beauty of the past. THE END!

HAGFISH: AN ORIGIN STORY

She was the most beautiful woman in the world. Her beauty allowed for all of her desires – mental, emotional and physical, to be fulfilled. If she wanted it, it became hers without strife or anguish. There was one thing, however, that she could not attain. Her desire surpassed the human realm, for the only thing left for her to want was immortality.

She went to the shore and called to the Viking Spirit. At first she prayed, and then she begged. And for the very first time a tear rolled down her supple cheek, and it fell into the ocean. The Viking Spirit heard the tear as it dropped into the crashing waves, and  went to see what could make such a pretty girl cry. But when she asked for eternal life, the God was rather put-off. Yet, he agreed to let her live forever, as long as she sacrifice her beauty. She accepted. And rather than being turned to an ugly hag of a woman, as she expected, she was turned into the most disgusting creature that ever was or will be. If another human ever attempts contact, she gets snotty all over. And so the hagfish has lived for centuries – snotty and squirming and disgusting, yearning for it’s beauty of the past. THE END!