The Quest

‘The Quest’ (2019) is a Picture Book, for All Ages. 19x19cm.

Honorable Mention for “Personal and Strong Aesthetic Approach” at the First International Edelvives Illustration Prize 2019.

Text & Illustrations: Merve Erbilgiç

Ink, acrylics, pastels, pencils, monotype and digital.

The man lived an ordinary, dull life. One day, he read about a lost treasure in a forest; he decided to look for it, so that he could find joy again. 

The Quest is focusing on how our priorities of joy and happiness change over time and how this shift changes the meaning of our lives. 

The book invites the reader to feel the joy of life at any moment, by using the power of contemporary illustration and design.