Voyage of the Basset

James Christensen

Christensen is both an immensely talented artist and an excellent writer. His illustrations has the fantastic, otherworldly beauty of earlier artist/illustrators such as Arthur Rackham. While some of his work does tend to the maudlin and cutesily religious, the bulk of his work is brilliant and meticulously detailed. The story of Voyage of the Bassett compliments the gorgeous illustrations perfectly. A fairy-tale aimed more for children, The Bassett can serve also as a lesson for adults who don’t take appreciate the value of traditional stories and myths.