Should you be scared? Should you run for the hills? And what the heck are ‘Skaffs’ anyway?
Well, you needn’t worry. Skaffs are the creation of renowned illustrator Luke Feldman. The latest in a series of books has just been released – ‘Chaff n’ Skaffs: Mai and the lost Moskivvy’, written by Amanda Chin and illustrated by Luke, this heartwarming children’s book affirms the importance of family and friends and features artwork described as “vibrant, playful and considered” by Australian Creative Magazine.
Mai is a young girl who never ventured too far away from home. When a lost mosquito interrupts Mai’s sleep, her friend Chaff suggests they escort Moskivvy back home to a faraway land. So begins a courageous girl’s voyage into a fantastic world that will kindle readers’ imaginations. Encountering whimsical creatures along the way, this trio must travel over land, sea and sky. With Chaff’s help, can Mai discover the strength to reunite the little Moskivvy with his family?
Desktop Magazine described this book as “the perfect conduit for Feldman’s imagination combining his waif like lasses and charming characters with the beautiful, yet unpredictable realm that is the unique Australian environment” Discover a new kind of heroine and a world of visual delight that Flavorpill described as “childlike wonder and crisp exaggerated colours”
$15.95 USA. Children’s Picture Book. ISBN: 1-59702-013-3(ISBN) 13:978-159702-013-8) 36 pages.
Luke Feldman’s “Skaffs” have appeared on vinyl adhesives, toys, skateboards, sneakers and art prints. His clients include Disney, Microsoft, Coca-Cola, Qantas and galleries worldwide. A native Australian, he and his partner Amanda Chin, a veterinarian who specialises in pet education, live in San Francisco.
Here’s what some of Luke’s clients have to say:-
“Feldman’s artwork blends the classic stylings of 1950’s Disney with a modern design sensibility to create something both cutting edge and timeless” – Andrew Fargo, Gallery Manager, Cartoon Art Museum.
“Luke Feldman’s instantly recognisable ‘Skaffs’ creations comprise a heady mix of bright colours and razor sharp style mixed with an underlying, almost tangible naivety that makes his illustrations easily identifiable in a world where originality is not as easy to find as you might think” – Jo Spurling, Author and Editor of Desktop Magazine.
Categories: The illustrators