Catalogue Number: Q32-D2WS
- Author: Martin Handford
- Format: Postcard book or pack
- Publisher: Walker Books Ltd
- Published: 03 March 2011
- ISBN: 9781406333367
This is a new novelty format for the Where's Wally? series. The search for Wally and his friends continues with this new phenomenal postcard book in the Where's Wally? series. Each scene has been carefully selected from all seven classic titles to provide a sending opportunity for all occasions. Send to other Wally Watchers or keep the postcards for yourself! Either way, join the search and create your very own Where's Wally? paper chase. This title features 30 postcards (165X120mm). Wally has reached celebrity status! He has appeared in the American TV shows Frasier , The Simpsons and Friends ; on the 1000th anniversary cover of Rolling Stone magazine as a cultural icon of the last 40 years; and on Google Earth.
Martin Handford spent much of his childhood drawing and his earliest influences were cinema epics and playing with toy soldiers. Martin now gathers his inspiration from a huge variety of sources; films, visiting museums and art galleries, reading comics and books, and collecting ephemera and trivia. He is fascinated by crowds, and is attracted to their vibes, patterns and details - especially humour; I love their movement and energy. He is also constantly on the look out for puns and wordplay that can be used in his pictures. Gradually, from all this meticulous research, the inspiration for a picture emerges, which Martin embellishes with his own ideas to create astonishing scenes. Each picture takes Martin months to draw. As I work my way through a picture, I add Wally when I come to what I feel is a good place to hide him, he explains.