Posted on October 29, 2020
My second book with Sterling came out in March, and to celebrate I made this behind-the-scenes making-of video.
To create the illustrations for NERP!, I built a tiny dining room set out of cardboard, took photographs and drew the characters and props on the photos through my computer.
The book was super fun to write as well, since the book is made up entirely of silly nonsense words that I invented. The elaborately gross/delicious dishes served by the monster parents to the baby in the book were inspired by fancy 1950’s recipes, so that was another fun rabbit hole to explore.
Here are some of the behind-the-scenes photos – hope you enjoy!
Also, if you’d like to design your own NERP! dish, check out the download here:
I'm an illustrator and 2D animator who likes lots of stuff, including science, bright colors and figuring out how things work.