The Stories of Peter and Jane Have Taken a Weird And Existential Turn

Artist Jon Bentley took inspiration from the Peter and Jane readers to imagine a world far more complex and strange than the original books' simple prose ever hinted at.

Says Bentley:

Like many people of my generation, I learned to read with Peter, Jane, Mummy, Daddy and Pat the dog. As I struggled with the unfamiliar letters, my eyes where invariably drawn to the picture on the opposite page, full of strange details that drew me in and seemed to suggest a richer more mysterious narrative than the prosaic stories and dialogue on the written page.

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The Stories of Peter and Jane Have Taken a Weird And Existential Turn

The Stories of Peter and Jane Have Taken a Weird And Existential Turn

The Stories of Peter and Jane Have Taken a Weird And Existential Turn

The Stories of Peter and Jane Have Taken a Weird And Existential Turn

The Stories of Peter and Jane Have Taken a Weird And Existential Turn