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VAAL – My Father has a Cement Mixing Truck

VAAL tells the story of a little boy who wants to know the secret behind his fathers mysterious truck

42 pages, 20 illustrations, English text

Oktober 2018

ISBN 978-3-947295-22-7 (fixed epub)
ISBN 978-3-947295-21-0 (pdf)

4,49 EUR

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Deutsch

The picture book VAAL tells the story of a little boy who wants to know the secret behind his fathers mysterious cement mixing truck. The story investigates the contemporary phenomenon of urban shamanism and the age old problem with curiosity. (The title VAAL was inspired by a minor deity in a Star Trek episode.)

English

Das Bilderbuch VAAL erzählt von einem kleinen Jungen, der herausfinden will, welches Geheimnis sich im Betonmischer seines Vaters verbirgt. Die Geschichte untersucht das moderne Phänomen des urbanen Schamanismus und das traditionelle Problem der Neugier. (Der Name VAAL geht zurück auf eine untergeordnete Gottheit aus einer Star Treck Episode.)

Johanna Thompson

Deutsch

Johanna Thompson studied New Genres at the San Francisco Art Institute. Her practice ranges from sound and performance to drawing and writing. She is one half of the art collective Umbra et Lux and co-author of the publication “notes from the underground”.

Adam Sinykin

Deutsch

Adam Sinykin has published illustrated books for children and adults. He is also the co-author of a two volume historical atlas of Shanghai’s old city. For two decades he has worked as a screenwriter, having created scenarios for film and television. Mr. Sinykin currently divides his time between Shanghai, Los Angeles and Bologna.

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