I really loved the books humor and aesthetic, and felt compelled to look at some more of Roumieu's work.
I adore his messy cartoonish style, as well as his use of applying colors. Lately I've found that I really love simple comic-like illustrations (theres another artist that comes to mind that I may have to post about on here). Its great what you can do with a simple line drawing and some color. I also feel like this type of art is often taken for granted. I do not think that art should be devalued if it is more accessible or commercial. I enjoy that cartoon/comic book like art seems to be going strong still. Roumieu's work, among others, is just too clever to pass up!
All images are courtesy of Graham Roumieu.