Fun for the Octopus-Obsessed. If you’re not familiar with the illustrated books and activity books featuring Otto and Victoria by illustrator Brian Kesinger – then you’re doing your love of cephalopods a disservice. Drawn in his animated illustration style with a steampunk edge, Brian has published hardcover books, a coloring book, a paper doll book and more featuring the adventures of Victoria Psismall and her pet land octopus Otto.
Fun for the Octopus-Obsessed
Brian Kesinger is an Annie Award-winning story artist and illustrator. Hired at the age of 18, he has worked for Walt Disney Animation Studios for over 16 years. His work has been featured in over ten feature films, from Tarzan to Tangled and most recently, Wreck-it Ralph. Brian’s original paintings have been displayed in galleries around the world, and his charming characters and original stories have struck a chord with audiences of all ages.
Walking Your Octopus: A Guidebook to the Domesticated Cephalopod
A beautifully produced and richly illustrated book that showcases the day-to-day adventures of independent girl-about-town Victoria Psismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Thirty panoramic, full-page illustrations humorously chronicle the duo’s home and social activities that include (among other things) bathing, biking, dating, cooking, playing croquet, and pumpkin carving.
Accompanying text explains the “do”s and “don’t”s of living with a large land octopus. The book’s art is extremely detailed, and each illustration tells its own visual story. The Victorian era characters and period-influenced design elements combine to create a wonderful, collectible art-object for those who still value the classic elegance of ink-on-paper. The hardcover binding is plussed with two-layer embossing and spot varnish, and the interior is printed on extra heavy paper. An exquisite volume for lovers of books, art and pets.
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Traveling With Your Octopus: A Guidebook to the Domesticated Cephalopod
A lavishly illustrated Victorian era travelogue chronicling the international journeys of Octo-Victorian globetrotters Victoria Prismall and her pet land octopus Otto, this scenic follow-up to Brian Kesinger’s instant classic Walking Your Octopus is sure to delight all manner of world adventurers. Thirty panoramic, full-page illustrations showcase Victoria and Otto as they explore destinations in Scotland, France, Holland, Spain, Austria, Romania, Italy, Russia, China, Japan, Thailand, New Zealand, Mexico, and beyond.
From snowy Himalayan peaks to lush Amazon rain forests… from the tombs of the Pharaohs to the depths of the oceans… from the beaches of the Caribbean, to the plains of the American west… see it all from the comfort of your favorite reading spot.
The book’s art is both beautiful and captivating, with each illustration telling its own visual story about the whimsical characters and their fun-filled situations. As with Walking Your Octopus, this book is collectible art-object for those who still value the classic elegance of ink-on-paper. The hardcover binding is plussed with two-layer embossing and spot varnish, and the interior is printed on extra heavy paper. An exquisite volume for lovers of books, art and pets.
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Dressing Your Octopus: A Paper Doll Book For Domesticated Cephalopods
If you long for the simplicity of toys made from paper, and the tactile satisfaction of D.I.Y. scissorsmanship, then you owe it to yourself to indulge in the crafty elegance of this good, old-fashioned collection of Octo-Victorian paper dolls and costumes.
Brian Kesinger’s globetrotting duo of Victoria Prismall and her pet land-octopus Otto were made famous through the wildly popular picture books Walking Your Octopus and Traveling With Your Octopus. With the publication of Dressing Your Octopus, fans and friends of Victoria and Otto will be able to create their own adventures using charming paper figures and a whimsical assortment of elaborate costumes that come bound in a beautifully printed, high quality book.
Dressing Your Octopus is a lovely volume that will make a handsome addition to any bookshelf or coffee table; but for those who are willing to wield a pair of scissors and a bit of imagination, it will provide a unique opportunity to create one-of-a-kind, personal adventures!
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Dressing your Octopus Book Limited Edition Hardcover by Brian Kesinger available here
Coloring With Your Octopus: A Coloring Book For Domesticated Cephalopods
A cinematically proportioned coloring book based on Brian Kesinger’s popular picture book “Walking Your Octopus” which showcases the day-to-day adventures of independent girl-about-town Victoria Psismall and her pet land octopus Otto. Forty-eight ready-to-color illustrations humorously chronicle the duo’s home life, travels and social adventures. The Victorian era characters and period-influenced design elements provide a visual spectacle that is as fun to look at as it is to color.
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Otto & Victoria Prints
These prints are personally produced by the artist to ensure the most faithful reproduction of the original art.
Printed with the Canon Pixma Pro-10 printer for exceptionally rich colors and truly archival prints that will last thanks to the printer’s 10-ink LUCIA system. Prints are not matted or framed, available in various sizes and shipped rolled in a tube or in a reinforced flat mailer.
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