This lyrically jaunty classic poem by Robert Louis Stevenson has been magically reinvented by Robert Hunter with the most atmospheric and perhaps unexpected illustrations.
Hunter provides a whole new meaning to this childhood poem with his contemporary styling and dreamy palette selection.
Here, we are introduced to a young boy. By day he stays at home all day with nothing but his own company and his toys, but by night he is transported to a surreal and dreamlike world, where his toys morph into living beings.
A darker side to this poem emerges half way through the story and Hunter doesn’t shy away from this element of the poem, he embraces it and provides a new perspective on this classic.
Robert creates his spreads using pencils and crayons, before adding colour digitally and this adds to the apparent depth in his artwork.
We’d like to thank Robert Hunter for providing a truly engaging and stylish re-imagination of a classic, which will introduce a whole new generation to the work of one of our best loved authors.