Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain

Twain was a humorist, but this picture of Mississippi life is profoundly moral and still incredibly influential. ...more info on wikipedia

About the artist: Medhi Dewalle from Belgium

Medhi Dewalle I was born in September 1980 in Belgium. “I draw since I can hold a pencil” he says. He studied and obtained a degree in advertising from the IRAM in Mons and worked at Duval Guillaume. A year and a half later, he became Art Director there but decided to follow creative director Jens Mortier in the launch of his company Mortierbrigade. Finally he spent a short time at TBWA, but left the creation activity to focus more on his real pleasure in life: drawing. For the last 4 years he has been a freelance illustrator, working for advertising agencies or child books editors.”

Why this work

“I chose Huckleberry Finn because Tom Sawyer was a friend of mine when I was a child. Seriously, this book brings together all the important values to me in life, such as friendship, adventure, nature, and free spirit against the choices imposed by adults. I see more clearly the political views in it now that I’m an adult. But I prefer to keep in mind the spirit of escape and freedom that brought this book.” “I let down my usual cartoon style to fit more with the beautiful pictures of nature that Mark Twain painted in my mind with his words. I draw it with a free spirit and had a little touch of melancholia and nostalgia with the faded colours and old style title. But I also had a touch of light to show the hope and freedom that will always come under our feet.”