The Art of Charles Thurston

Charles Thurston  Image: Dakster Sullivan
Charles Thurston Image: Dakster Sullivan

Recently, I discovered the art of Charles Thurston. He makes some wonderful little geekling books as well as paints some great geeky art.

The books are parodies of classic children’s tales such as If You Give a Mouse a Cookie and The Teddy Bear’s Picnic.

My favorite of the set is by far Nighty Night Wampa and If You Give a Jawa a Broken Droid. The stories have a child-like magic to them and felt like they should have a place in the Star Wars Universe.

Live Laugh Love  Image: Charles Thurston
Live Laugh Love Image: Charles Thurston

For Doctor Who fans, 11 Little Doctors was a cute parody on the tale of 10 Little Monkeys Jumping on the Bed. Goodnight Sweetie, Cyberman’s Picnic  and his most recent book But Not the Dalek are also wonderful parodies of with a Dr. Who touch.

Another classic tale he touches on is The Hobbit. If You Give a Hobbit a Ring is a cute introduction to The Lord of the Rings trilogy and he does a nice job putting it together in only a few pages.

In addition to these little books, he also makes and sells other great pieces of art.

My favorite piece is his Live, Laugh, Love piece that sold out in ten minutes of the first day of Mega Con this year. He recently found more of the frames and after adding his Joker and Harley touch, is selling them in his Etsy store.

Check out his Facebook page to learn more on what is available and where.

If you are looking for a cute and fun way to introduce your little geek to the wonderful world of geek classics, I highly recommend you check him out.

 I was given a set of books to use for this review. As always, that didn’t hinder my opinion.

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Dakster Sullivan is a network administrator by day and a cosplayer by night. She loves discovering new books to read, tech to play with, and ways to express her herself. She has anxiety and depression and strives to educate others about these invisible illnesses.