The artwork pulled me into the book with the softness of watercolor and kept me with a quiet story of expectations and grief. Obata has moved away from the static image and created a work which is a study in timing, much like Noh theatre. Haunting and beautiful, this story is one to drift into.
— From Alex
About the Author
Fumio Obata was born in Tokyo and moved to England in 1991. He studied illustration at the Glasgow School of Art and received his master’s from the Royal College of Art in London. As an animator, Obata has worked with Duran Duran and the UK’s Channel 4. He lives in Gloucestershire, England.