My new year’s resolution for 2017 was to read a hundred books that year, and in doing so it occurred to me that I’d virtually travelled to a lot of places whilst reading them. I thought it would be an interesting idea since then to sketch some of these fictional and non-fictional places as a way to try out new ideas for illustrated maps.
Here's a selection of these small maps based on the following novels:
The Outrun by Amy Liptrot & Lost Children Archive by Valeria Luiselli

Black Moses by Alain Mabanckou, The Essex Serpent by Sarah Perry & Hidden Nature by Alys Fowler

Shuttlecock by Graham Swift & Tequila Sunset by Sam Hawken

Coconut Unlimited by Nikesh Shukla, The Gustav Sonata by Rose Tremain & Lean on Pete by Willy Vlautin

This Must Be The Place by Maggie O’Farrell & Walden by Henry David Thoreau

Turtles All The Way Down by John Green & The Death Of An Owl / Paul Torday, Piers Torday

Akin by Emma Donoghue & Modern Nature by Derek Jarman

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