The first two books about Alvin Pang are finally out here in Norway!
The Alvin Pang books are written by Endre Lund Eriksen and aimed at preschool kids.
I spent most of the spring illustrating these two books, each book containing 30 illustrated pages plus cover. The cover is 100% Photoshop, but the inside illustrations are done with pencil and painted digitally.
I'm very excited about the result. Designer Lise Mosveen did an excellent job putting it all together.
So after a fancy lunch today with Endre, Lise and the editors from Aschehoug celebrating the books, as well as having my illustrations fill almost one full page of a major Norwegian newspaper called Dagsavisen (and getting one on the front page), I felt it was appropriate to finish this Alvin-day with a blog post.
The first book is called Alvin Pang og en søster for mye and this is the cover:
Here are two single pages and one double page from the book (without text):
Here's the cover for the second book called Alvin Pang og verdens beste bursdag:
And again, two single pages and one double page from the book:
And finally two caricatures I did of Endre and myself for the back covers.