Where's Wally? The Totally Essential Travel Collection
|Author:||Martin Handford Martin|
The totally essential travel companion, now with six postcards to colour in! Seven sensational classic Where's Wally? books packed into a handy travel-sized edition. All the wondrous Wally worlds in one, with gold foiled stripes on the cover, an elastic close and six postcards to colour in and send to your friends. Wherever you're going, however you're travelling - join the spectacular search for Wally. Wow! Have YOU found Wally yet?
Martin Handford spent much of his childhood drawing and his earliest influences were cinema epics and playing with toy soldiers. At art college he continued to draw what he calls "busy and militarily correct battle scenes" which led to his job 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 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.