- Binding : Paperback / softback
- Number of Pages : 64
- Publisher : Walker Books Ltd
- Publication Date : 2018-06-07 00:00:00
- Weight : 235g
- Product Code : 9781406381184
- Dimension : 194 x 158 x 11 mm
Martin Handford spent much of his childhood drawing and his earliest influences were cinema epics and playing with toy soldiers. After art college, he began working as a freelance illustrator specialising in drawing crowd scenes for numerous clients. Martin now gathers his inspiration from a huge variety of sources; films, visiting museums and art galleries, reading comics and books, and collecting ephemera and trivia. He is fascinated by crowds, and is attracted to their vibes, patterns and details - especially humour; I love their movement and energy. Gradually, from all this meticulous research, the inspiration for a picture emerges, which Martin embellishes with his own ideas to create astonishing scenes. Each picture takes Martin many months to draw. As I work my way through a picture, I add Wally when I come to what I feel is a good place to hide him, he explains.