Celebrating the release of " Norwegian Illustrators 04"- an updated catalogue of contemporary Norwegian illustration, a couple of stands for the book was raised in the middle of central Oslo during the book festival last weekend, making some of the pieces accessible to the public at large. One of my small contributions unexpectedly popped up on this one, near the bottom left corner. Book cover by Maja Nøkleby.
Interview in "Klassekampen", plus first reviews out in "Dagbladet" and "Aftenposten", three of Norway's national dailies. Favourable and positive words indeed, as well as a wee write-up in "Barnebokkritikk.no"(A site dedicated to in-depth reviews of Norwegian children's books). Hats off to author Jan Grue for concocting this adventurous tale!
Rough English translations (via Google translate) here and here
Oliver is a wheelchair. The world's first tame wheelchair. Written by the fabulous Jan Grue, "Oliver" tells the story of how a boy ends up finding a living, breathing chair on wheels. Published by Gyldendal.
Copies of "Lars on Mars" has landed on my doorstep, written by the great Hans Sande, and illustrated by my humble self. An easy reader/Lion Cub from Norwegian publishers CappelenDamm. Always a hoot to receive parcels from the Central Book Distribution. Hats off to Geir (Herr Redakteur) and Hans for a fun and fantabulous collaboration. Below, character sketches and roughs, cover progression, a discarded version of Lars' space vehicle and a slew of completed spreads: