'You dare question me? A man hunts. This is how nature ordained it in the beginning, before we trod the Sorrowful Road of civilisation'.
Alexis Deacon has responded to several interrogations that take place in the story and sequenced the prisoner's journey from the cell to his trial and torture. The intricately drawn and atmospheric scenes evoke the violence inflicted on the prisoner. The protagonists are drawn wearing traditional British folk costumes and masks and represent society unwinding backwards in time.
Deacon is an award-winning writer and illustrator of children's stories based in London. His books, illustrated predominantly by hand, using pen, ink, charcoal and wax pencil are poignant and captivating journeys into imaginary worlds. His books have twice been selected for The New York Times Best Illustrated Children's Books Award.
© Alexis Deacon, 2013