The Charlie Roberts '100 Short Stories' Series Isn't for Kids

By: Marie C. Hudson - Published: Sep 27, 2011 • References: richardhellergallery & booooooom
Childlike picture book drawings meet explicit and adult themes in the '100 Short Stories' series by artist Charlie Roberts. Using gouache, a thick water-based paint, Roberts creates illustrated tales of romance, tragedy, and comedy with a unique and quirky twist.

Letting his imagination run wild, Roberts paints short stories that show men travelling to the moon, wolves fighting back against hunters, and even one that tells the tale of a snake and a dog going on a beach party date. While the quirky illustrations might speak to your inner child, they touch on themes of violence and sexuality that might not be fitting for a typical bedtime story.

For an edgy twist on the standard picture book, check out these wild and wacky Charlie Roberts '100 Short Stories' paintings. Stats for Graphic Adult Picture Books Trending: Older & Mild
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