“Kid Wonder” is a song composed by the Scottish songwriter Marcus Doo. The lyrics inspired me to make this illustrated book as a collaboration between both artists. The book will also contain a digital code to download the song. With this, the artists see the book, like a vinyl, as a beautiful object to keep in the future, and an alternative way to distribute music, contributing to the importance of the story.
“Kid Wonder” is the story of a man during the last days of his life. Surrounded by the thoughts of his childhood in the shape of an invisible super-hero cape, he reconciles with his past understanding and accepting his inevitable death.
In the making of the book, I put myself in the shoes of an adult that sees the world through the eyes of a child. Accomplishing each page of the book without previous sketches, drawing from memory, just like a kid would do. This gives a wild sense of order to the prints. To obtain the mark making of a child, I used lithography (biro pen on reclaimed polyester plate) and collagraph, making plates out of egg-boxes and found cardboard.