You and my Friends

& Storytelling

"You and my friends is about people. People I know. My favourite person is Blue."

You and My Friends is a hardcover 64-page adult illustration book. Inspired by Nick Bantock's Griffin and Sabine trilogy, we are introduced to Steve and Blue, two lovers stuck in their own turbulent relationship. Quickly, we learn that not everything is as it first appears.

Through literary magical realism, child-like scrawled illustrations and hand-torn pages, the book pulls the reader into Steve's insane world. Ink, nib and watercolour are used throughout the book to imply a diary-like account of the narrative.