Adam Allsuch Boardman
An Illustrated History of UFOs

Commissioned | Professional

Why did you make this work:
UFOs and their associated social history are fascinating. I have long been captivated by the people, literary estoerica and films dedicated to the phenomena. I often search bookshops with the laser-focussed intent to find books about UFOs, ghosts and monsters. I pitched my own UFO book to Nobrow in 2018 and was happy to find them agreeable to manifest my obsession in print.

How was the illustration used:
Non-Fiction Book

How did you make this work:
The beginnning involved expanding my esoteric library with more UFO titles, followed by traditional note-taking, collecting reference pictures and trawling odd websites. I wrote the text at nearly the same time as drawing the book (on an old Cintiq). In-house editors and designers provided invalauble advice to keep me reletively grounded until we arrived at something we were pleased with.

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Leeds Arts University
BA Illustration
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Adam is an illustrator based in Leeds, where he has worked as an illustrator for around 4 years. His clients have included Apple, Deloitte, The Economist and several national museums. Adam's work is characterised as clean and direct, with an aim to inform and amuse. He is a keen viewer of cinema and funnels much of his film enthusiasm into his work, whether through composition, colour or playful use of light.