28.09.11 by Jeff

27 Waldos

Not too long ago Islands Fold proposed the idea of a collection of artists each creating their own unique version of Waldo (or Wally depending on your location). The artists would also imagine an environment for him to hide in. Somehow this amazing idea was rejected by the company who owns the rights. What a colossal mistake!

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Can you tell who drew each of these? See a full artist list below!

Ben Jacques, Andrew Neyer, Tin Can Forest, Andy Rementer, Nobumasa Takahashi, Jim Stoten, Kevin Hooyman, Mark Todd, Matt Lock, Mike Perry, Aya Kakeda, Nathaniel Russell, Esther Pearl Watson, Maxwell Paternoster, Josh Holinaty, A J Purdy, Fiona Smyth, Luke Ramsey, Catia Chien, Marcus Oakley,  Jon Boam, Marc Bell, Keith Jones, Miss Lotion, Michael DeForge, Guillaume Denervaud, Kinoko













Jeff
Jeff Hamada is the Founder and Editor of Booooooom. He lives and works in Vancouver.



  • It’s interesting how similar some of these are to the original, somehow I expect vaster differences, I think it’s the hair and eyes that make them similar. There’s some interesting ideas though, I like the first one on the top two lines and the very last one as they give off a very new looking character. I like the first one for his features – the nose especially. The second one I like because it’s so different and the last one I like for it’s youghtfulness.

  • Tom

    This is a really wonderful project! It should be done for all comic characters ever!!

    Here’s my attempt: http://confidentwrist.blogspot.com/2011/09/27-waldos-wallys.html

    • so good!

    • lapetitefaon

      I love yours! So dainty





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