Friday, July 16, 2010

Monkey King

I’m honored and grateful to receive the Monkey King award from CICAF, the annual animation festival in Hangzhou, China.

The painting that won the award is “Desert Crossing,” from Dinotopia: Journey to Chandara.

Next time I visit a troupe of wild monkeys, I will now demand respect as their true sovereign. I will not tolerate the lèse-majesté that happened on the previous occasion.
CICAF's Monkey King Award
Journey to Chandara
GJ Post: "Manhandled by Apes" and "Return Flight"


Andrés Carrandi said...

Congratulations. That is a great paintings! One of my favorites, which is no small feat when talking of Dinotopia!

Anonymous said...

Congrats Sir.
Show those monkeys who's the boss.

B2-kun said...


tiffannysketchbook said...

"Great Success" "High Five" - Borat

Matthew Meyer said...

Now that is a prestigious award indeed!

Jess said...

Congrats, Mr Gurney! But you missed out a stroke on top of the second character in the Chinese phrase. :-P

James Gurney said...

Good eye, Jess. Maybe the monkey took the stroke!

Tabatha said...

It's nice to visit your blog and see that you are receiving proper tributes :-)

But seriously, I appreciate your wide-ranging interests, your generosity, and your thoughtful approach to making and considering art. (Good qualities, whether for monkey kings or others!)