It’s a Book

This project came as a result of my admiration for the award winning work of Lane Smith. He is well known for his humorous writing style and eclectic visuals. I decided to reimagine some of the scenes from his book “It’s a Book” in my illustration style. The story is about a mouse, a jackass and a monkey. They discover a new thing. Flat and rectangular, with a hard cover and a soft, yielding inside, it baffles the jackass, while the behatted monkey tries patiently to explain its curious technology. “Do you blog with it?” the jackass says. “No, it’s a book,” the monkey explains.

 

-> Original book cover illustration here

Book Cover – Front

Book Cover – Back