I decided quite late in Illumination‘s gestation period that these kinds of books should really have a map, showing the locations featured in the story, and their relative positions. Children love maps, and I love drawing, so why not? It does make you realise that it’s quite a long cycle ride from Anglesey to Caernarfon, and undoubtedly there’s a bit of artistic licence to move the plot along. But the map, especially the detail, isn’t that easy to see on reading devices, so I thought I’d put a larger, higher resolution version here. If you’re wondering why the scroll on the right (with the title) is a funny shape, I guess you haven’t got to that part of the book yet! For the graphic artists out there, the map was drawn on A4 Bristol board, using Winsor & Newton ink and Series 7 brush (size 00), and lettered in Photoshop using Blackadder ITC Std font. Click on the image for the large version.
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