With The Black Waterfall, illustrator and artist Per Dybvig continues the writing that started with the book The Hunter - a tale from the woods (2015), a book that was named Most beautiful book by Grafill the same year. Even if you can see a connection between The Hunter and The Black Waterfall, they also differ very much from each other in both technique and form. Where The Hunter had a big format with detailed black and white drawings on a white background, The Black Waterfall is a small book full of colour. Here the artist alternates between different techniques of drawing and place a diverse gallery of figures in an unmistakeably Dybvigian universe, where the beautiful and the threatening walk hand in hand, and where people and actions are intertwined in a distinctive way.
Per Dybvig (1964–) is an illustrator and one of our foremost children’s book artists. He has received many awards for his drawings and his work has been featured in solo exhibitions. In 2005 he and Bjørn Rørvik were co-recipients of the Ministry for Culture and Church Affairs’ Literary Award for their Fox and Piglet books.