18 March 2015

A Poignant Illustrated Story About Cute Animals That Are Literally Broken

Amsterdam-based copywriter and illustrator Pieter van den Heuvel was inspired by broken beings in both the literal and metaphorical senses.

His book, titled Broken, starts off lighthearted with cute illustrations of animals wearing bright plastic casts. But as you read on, the short story becomes a melancholic tale of the creatures struggling with broken situations.

The illustrations were inspired by the drawings of Tim Burton and Shaun Tan, and took a month to finish, with everything being done by hand.

Scroll down to view more of his illustrated pages, or visit his website to read it in its entirety.

[via Boredpanda, images via Pieter van den Heuvel]