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Adam’s book – Henrik the speedbump catches a car


Many moons ago, when a friend of mine acquired his first nephew, he wanted to give him a story. We co-wrote the story in google docs, and I was to do the illustrations. I forgot all about it, until the day before I was due to fly to the US (and the deadline for producing the book). In panic, standing at a desk with a big pile of printer paper and a marker, I drew probably 30-40 drawings. Panic. I drove an hour and a half to deliver it, sticking it in a mailbox, then driving an hour and a half back, packed for the trip, slept five hours, and flew out.

The book was made as a photo-book, in other words, it was made in something like six copies. The original title is funnier in the original language (Norwegian), so for those of you who understands it: Fartshumpen Henrik fanger en bil (en hump er ikke en dump).

A friend of my friend digitised the images, added text, and some colour. Though this is not exactly a masterpiece, I actually do like the simplicity and wobbliness of the drawings. It might also show that not all my drawings are insanely detailed and meticulous. 




“Incuriosity is the oddest and most foolish failing there is”. All-round nerd with a tendency to poke things with a stick to see what happens. Doodler, artist, bookbinder, photographer, illustrator, visual; interaction & UX designer, spider in the web.

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