A chapbook. Designed and illustrated by Dave McKean.
Like the mechanical insects it so lovingly describes, this short, sharp gem of a story is haunting, beautiful, and infinitely strange. The accompanying illustrations by Dave McKean provide the perfect complement to Bradbury’s evocative prose. The result of this inspired collaboration is that rarest of creations: a seamless, perfectly balanced marriage of image and word.
The Shop of the Mechanical Insects will be printed in full-color, including the cover and interior illustrations.
Ray Douglas Bradbury (1920-2012) was an American fantasy, horror, science fiction, and mystery writer. Best known for his dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 (1953) and for the science fiction stories gathered together as The Martian Chronicles (1950) and The Illustrated Man (1951), Bradbury is one of the most celebrated among 20th and 21st century American writers of speculative fiction.
Ray Bradbury. Wikipedia.
Photo: Ray Bradbury, August 1975. Photo by Alan Light. Photo source: Wikimedia Commons.