Traverse a lush and abandoned Eden, escaping the everyday for a world waiting to come to life
A keen observer of the natural world and the mystical treasures contained within, Anders Nilsen uses lush, inky lines to craft an enchanting, meditative journey for your coloring tools. A Walk in Eden is a fantastical view of primeval creation, with an exquisite mix of sprawling landscapes and close-up examinations of plants, fungi, and minerals–think giant crystal formations emerging out of pools surrounded by lush vegetation and flowers the size of small trees. Though this is a world void of humans, here and there are small reminders of our presence.
Informed by the designs of Ernst Haeckel and other early scientific and botanical illustration, Nilsen’s world is intricate, playful, and inspired, waiting for you to make it your own. With 80+ full-page drawings, Nilsen invites you to join in the fun and bring the adult- and kid-friendly world of A Walk in Eden to life.
Anders Nilsen is an award-winning cartoonist and visual artist. He is the author of several books, includingDon’t Go Where I Can’t Follow and the magnum opus Big Questions, for which he was awarded the 2012 Lynd Ward Graphic Novel Prize by the Pennsylvania Center for the Book and the Ignatz Award, and was nominated for the top prize at the Angoulême International Comics Festival. Nilsen’s works have been translated into a number of languages, and he has exhibited his drawing and painting internationally. He lives and works in Minneapolis.
“…a tripped-out surrealist dream-Eden if drawn by Dali, Ernest Haeckel, and kiddie-show cartoonists…[A Walk in Eden is] engaging and wants to tell you its stories, as-is, but I can only imagine how much richer it becomes after coloring it in yourself.” ― Boing Boing
Drawn and Quarterly, 2016