book club: of lamb
art meets poetry for the coolest faux kids book ever.
Published by McSweeney's, the literary magazine-turned-publishing house founded by Dave Eggers, this quirky illustrated story follows Mary and her adopted lamb as they deal with loss, love, and the pressures to fit into conventional society. These dark themes- showcased in poems by Matthea Harvey- are offset by collaborator Amy Jean Porter's fantastical, colorful paintings. It's easy to flip through the pages without much thought, but once you read through the artists' process of compiling the work (literally layering the pictures, words and stories on top of each other), you're left with something not so obvious.
Everyone knows there's more to a book than its cover. But in the case of the haunting Of Lamb, there's so much more to its pages, as well.
Buy it here.