As Egg looks out from his hiding place among the trees, the cars and buses sit rusting in the ruined streets. There’s no sign of life. What has happened to this city? Has it fallen victim to a zombie apocalypse? Or have the machines risen and taken over? You’ll have to decide for yourselves, as Egg, the debut book from indie publishers Wobbly Rock, leaves much to the imagination plot-wise. The short story is constructed form sparse text by Amy Murrell, and the narrative moves along mainly through the beautiful, detailed illustration of Oliver Murrell.
Egg has a charming folk mythology about it, which is due in no small part to the book’s presentation. Wobbly Rock is based in Brighton, and the pair’s books are ethically made in the UK from Forest Stewardship Council-certified paper and printed with vegetable inks. Egg only hatched in January, and you can get hold of a copy direct from Wobbly Rock or from selected bookstores and local art galleries such as Dynamite. Let’s hear it for the little guy!