'The Haiku Zoo' front cover

Work Portfolio Piece, Not for sale
'The Haiku Zoo' front cover

Front cover illustration for 'The Haiku Zoo: Book One' (2017) 

A4 in size - Inks and pencils

In early Summer 2017 I got the chance to illustrate a children's book for the author, Mark Watson. With the front cover I wanted something bold, colourful and modern, but with a nod to the illustrative styles of books I grew up with in the 70's and 80's, something slightly old fashioned and non-digital. 'The Haiku Zoo : Book One' looks at the life of a lion and shows him doing lots of fun stuff inside his enclosure.The book has been a real hit with the kids who've read it and the bold style seems to really put a smile of people's faces young and old. It's been a great project to work on and I'm eager to illustrate more books now!

You can buy a copy of 'The Haiku Zoo' here.

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