A Walk in Eden
A Walk in Eden
*This is not a comic book! It is a colouring book. Enjoy!
By Anders Nilsen. Published by Drawn & Quarterly.
Softcover, 96 pages, B&W, 2016.
Traverse a lush and abandoned Eden, escaping the everyday for a world waiting to come to life
A keen observer of the natural world and the mystical treasures contained within, Anders Nilsen uses lush, inky lines to craft an enchanting, meditative journey for your coloring tools. A Walk in Eden is a fantastical view of primeval creation, with an exquisite mix of sprawling landscapes and close-up examinations of plants, fungi, and minerals--think giant crystal formations emerging out of pools surrounded by lush vegetation and flowers the size of small trees. Though this is a world void of humans, here and there are small reminders of our presence.
Informed by the designs of Ernst Haeckel and other early scientific and botanical illustration, Nilsen's world is intricate, playful, and inspired, waiting for you to make it your own. With 80+ full-page drawings, Nilsen invites you to join in the fun and bring the adult- and kid-friendly world of A Walk in Edento life.
"[Big Questions] is filled with verdant deep-space landscapes—rendered in a lush stipple and hatching inking technique—and with sparely rendered characters that misapply mystical significance to their circumstances." -Publishers Weekly
"...A Walk in Edenis as delightful as one might imagine. Pushing his intricateBig Questionsstyle to new extremes, Nilsen presents serene but somewhat creepy alien landscapes, filled with strange flora and fauna and abandoned technology."—The Comics Journal
"[Anders gives] us a disturbingly beautiful (or should that read beautifully disturbing) vision of fantastical flora and fauna that might owe something to the designs of Ernest Haeckel but remains utterly Nilsenian in the intricacy of form and the fusion of the alien with the familiar." —The Herald Scotland
"...a tripped-out surrealist dream-Eden if drawn by Dali, Ernest Haeckel, and kiddie-show cartoonists...[A Walk in Eden is] engaging and wants to tell you its stories, as-is, but I can only imagine how much richer it becomes after coloring it in yourself."—Boing Boing
"...an apocalyptic world filled with freaky flora and fauna along with remnants of a long forgotten society."—Coloring Book Addict