Loads of Headbutting Before Breakfast

h1 June 30th, 2015 by jules

“This is my rock.”
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British author and illustrator David Lucas has a new book out, This Is My Rock (Flying Eye, May 2015), and I’ve got some art from it today. I always like to check out Lucas’ books, and this one has a poignant back story to its dedication.

This is a story of power and ultimately, friendship, as a domineering goat atop a mountain claims it for himself but in the end discovers his own loneliness. It invites, as the Kirkus review notes, “a broader consideration of the ins and outs of ownership than the usual toy-oriented run of ‘sharing’ titles.” Lucas’ geometric designs and angular speech bubbles give the book a distinctive look. Keep your eye on the sky here to note his shooting stars and zooming clouds and rising suns (note the one on the first spread, featured above). These are visually pleasing spreads, ones evoking the Southwest in color palette and border design (though it’s never specifically noted where the story takes place).

Here’s some more art from the book. Enjoy!

“Not your rock.”
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“This my rock. Not your rock.”
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“This my rock. Not your rock.”
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THIS IS MY ROCK. Copyright © 2015 by David Lucas. Published by Flying Eye Books, London. Illustrations reproduced by permission of the publisher.

2 comments to “Loads of Headbutting Before Breakfast”

  1. Really great blog! I’d love it if you could give my friends book a look.

  2. Ooh, all of those lovely hard angles in the artwork. Also, headbutting and KICKING sometimes fits the mood of the day, eh? 😉

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