Mat Roff Illustrates Images from Margaret Atwood's Oryx and Crake

By: Andrew Robertson - Published: May 24, 2012 • References: lostateminor and lostateminor
Mat Roff is a freelance illustrator whose impressive portfolio includes a wide range of futuristic images. His latest collection of drawings are inspired by Margaret Atwood's speculative fiction novel 'Oryx and Crake.'

For those who aren't familiar with Atwood's novel, the ferocious pigs that Mat Roff depicts are called Pigoons, bio-engineered pigs that are bred in order to provide proper organs for human transplants. Without giving away too much of the story, it becomes apparent through Roff's drawings that the situation doesn't quite go according to plan.

Roff's drawings are mostly done by hand, with the odd graphic interjection here and there for an added effect. His inspiration comes from bizarre animals and surrealistic scenarios, passions which are evident in his drawings of Atwood's Dystopic world. Through these images it is clear that Roff's illustrations would make for a great illustrated version of the novel.