The Incredible Book Eating Boy

02 Feb 2007

Every now and again, you come across an artist so fresh and exciting, you can’t help but evangelise others about them. One such discovery is Oliver Jeffers, a surpremely talented illustrator who uses realia as the basis for much of his work. Leigh had picked up his book The Incredible Book Eating Boy, and we looked on in awe.

The Incredible Book Eating Boy

Take a look at these spreads, where you can see how the pages started off as books folded out flat, and then painted on top of:

Book Eating Boy page

Book Eating Boy page

As a nice touch the back half of the book has the bottom left corner pre-bitten:

Book Eating Boy - prechewed corner

Be sure to have butchers at his portfolio and sketchbooks, and the book his highly recommended, whether you have children or not!

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