I’ve been a fan of Philip Pullman’s His Dark Materials trilogy since I was a kid, and I have this really lovely hardback volume of all three books that I bought myself some time ago as a treat. But it’s only recently occurred to me to try re-reading those stories that had my younger self so spellbound. And they’re just as good as I remember.
In homage, I thought I’d draw young Lyra Belacqua along with Pan, her dæmon – and I couldn’t resist attempting an armoured bear while I was at it. It’s not every day you get an excuse to draw something like that.
If Mr. Pullman ever wants to put out an illustrated edition, I hope he knows where to find me.