August 8th, 2010

My Picture Book for The Last Unicorn

So my friend Keith just posted a thing about watching The Last Unicorn for the first time. That's one of my favorite movies, and one I've rewatched countless times. My parents read me the novel on a camping trip when I was four years old, and then we saw the animated movie in the theater. I was so taken with the film that afterward I spent all night making my own picture book of it, which I still have. It's 25 pages long and tells the whole story from beginning to end, though some of the illustrations are fairly abstract and I don't know if anyone besides me could decipher what they're supposed to be. Here are some of the better ones:

Warning: Last Unicorn Spoilers.

"Stay where you are, poor beast, for this is no world for you. Stay in your forest, and keep your trees green, and your friends protected. And good luck to you, for you are the last."

Man, drawing horses is hard.

I got a little confused here. I knew the unicorn had temporarily ended up with multiple horns, but I couldn't remember whether it was two horns or three. After some agonizing, I went with three. Dammit.

"My lady, you deserve the services of a great magician, but I'm afraid you'll have to be glad of the aid of a second-rate pickpocket."

Unicorns? I don't see no unicorns. Just this lovely young lady. Well, back to my cave.

Oh yeah, now I'm a unicorn again, sucka. Get back in that ocean before I give you the last magic-horn beat-down.

The unicorn resurrects Prince Lir (not to scale).