Figures of fungi
Neal Murren has created the cover for a book called ‘Mushrooms and Toadstools’ that may not be entirely real, by the authors Michij and Iubv Now, who may not exist.
Not that the mushrooms and toadstools it illustrates are ones you’re likely to find in your local woods. Fungi may be alive but not like these examples – these are characters and creatures, royals and braces-clad workers, male and female, birds and lizards and even an apparent rosy stool-toad.
Not available in good bookshops or on amazon, just in Neal’s ever-astonishing imagination. Enjoy.
(We’ve also included some details below, so you can see the level of work that goes into Neal’s imagery.)
A while back we asked Neal about the process behind one of his illustrations. Read what he had to say here.