Sometimes I come across things which fascinate me to a certain point that I am not equipped to express my fascination without looking like a mad person. Most of the time people throw me that certain suspecting look, trying to calculate the danger they are in while I talk about the thing I happen to find awesome. (I have to add to that, that I am a loud person who talks in different voices depending on the context and talks with her hands and arms a lot.)
I have always had a thing for children’s books. I could look at the illustrations for hours as they tend to be filled with wonderful details. Everything is colourful and endearing and I feel like, the characters in those books are living their own lives in a parallel world. (I suppose this is what happens when you grow up with comic books and strips.)
So, here it comes: I think I am in love with the details in Oliver Jeffers’ drawings. Here is an example; the shadows, the expression on the penguin’s face while he holds that guitar and ofcourse the hand on the face during the game…Simply wonderful.
P.S.: Aren’t you happy that you got to read about this fascination and didn’t need to watch me talking about it with my hands and arms and a mad look in my eyes? You are welcome!
P.P.S.: If I were a zombie, I would certainly go after the brains of illustrators! Wonderful worlds in there.