Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Line drawings in The Edgewood Chronicles

As a whole, not all of the illustrations in The Edgewood Chronicles: Beyond the Deep Woods by Chris Riddell are successful, but every once in a while he creates something that I really respond to. He creates some great characters such as the crazy guy on the top. There are numerous creatures in the book that are funny. Using ink he also achieves something amazing with the page layout and the way he incorporates the illustrations around the text in the lower image. It's such a strong spread.

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