Nikhil Singh's debut novel Taty Went West has over 40 illustrations that accompany it. 40+ images that take you on an adventure with Taty as she goes into the Outzone, and then beyond. 40+ images that are extremely detailed and precise. 40+ images that make you feel like you are part of this terrifyingly beautiful world Singh has created. And 40+ illustrations that are pretty distinct because Nikhil Singh's illustrations are, well, pretty distinct.
So, when Nikhil offered to share his illustrations with me for the blog, I was so excited because I was in awe of Singh's stunning artwork as I read Taty Went West. I would spend time soaking up every illustration as I came across it in the novel. So here are seven of them, which I should say was so very hard to decide which ones to share. But I wanted ones that gave a mix of the characters and the landscape, and would also hopefully take you on a mini-journey. Enjoy!!!! And thank you again to Nikhil Singh for graciously sharing his illustrations.
'The Outzone was a place where people went to escape. It was large enough for anyone to lose themselves in, a feverish sanctuary for those seeking to escape their lives ... ' p1
|Into the Outzone. © Nikhil Singh|
|Checkmate at the clockshop. © Nikhil Singh|
'He took her suitcase and led her to the speedboat, staggering stiffly, like a dusty marionette.' p180