Sunday, February 19, 2006

The Versions of Pi

Back in November I mentioned that the Times were holding a competition to find a new illustrator for Yann Martell's Booker winning Life of Pi. You can check out the finalists here. Each one now has to submit three more illustrations for the books before a winner is chosen.

The standard is very high. But I must confess that I like the illustration by Victor Tkachenko best of the bunch:

5 comments:

=] said...

Loved the book =] your link to see the finalists goes to your article instead?

bibliobibuli said...

oops - fixed! the illustrations can only be reached through the times article

sky said...

Sophia Hanover's illustration looks promising. I liked Victor Tkachenko's too. Original and not so children's-bookish.

I've heard that it's planned to be filmed with M. Night Shyamalan at the helm. Not sure though if it pushed through.

bibliobibuli said...

sky - one of the artists was from the philippines - did you notice? ... i'd like to see this book filmed, but the tiger will have to be a very good actor

sky said...

Sharon, until you said it, I haven't noticed before. Now I'm in a dilemma: should I root for somebody out of national pride or personal choice? Hehe.