An illustrated post apocalypse.
August 28, 2013 7:54 PM   Subscribe

A few years ago I saw a series of illustrations about a post apocalyptic Earth. The people had regressed to medieval life and there were still advertisements and cars and passenger planes from the previous era.

They all lived amongst the ruins and I think they might have even lived in passenger plane overgrown with vegetation. I vaguely remember the story being something about a young man from a village leaving to go to the larger city to meet with a king or some one important. I think that it took place in England as well. The young man meets a trading caravan or something on his way there.

I don't know if the pics were from a book or not because I had them in a .rar file. The story was told through captions under each picture. I used to have these pics but I lost them all during a hard drive crash. Any help would be very, very appreciated.
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! to Media & Arts (7 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
This is not exactly the answer, but The Book of Dave by Will Self is worth a look.
posted by ovvl at 8:11 PM on August 28, 2013 [1 favorite]

Until you got to the story, you could have been talking about David Macaulay's Motel of the Mysteries .
posted by jferg at 8:33 PM on August 28, 2013

sounds like the video game Fallout 3...did it look computer generated? There's a whole little town made out of old airplanes, trading caravans, lots of crashed cars and advertisements...set in Washington DC, not England, tho...lots of quests to meet important people in big fancy (ruined old neoclassical DC) buildings. Most of the story follows a youngish character (you can decide gender) leaving his home in the underground fallout shelter "Vault" to track down his/her missing/escaped father...
posted by sexyrobot at 9:08 PM on August 28, 2013

Response by poster: Wow, jferg! That is a really interesting book! I had his Castles one when I was a child and loved it a lot so I will definitely check that out.

Sexyrobot: No, it was definitely not F3. I'm very familiar with the Fallout series :)

Ovvl: Thank you for that recommendation. I'm buying a copy of that asap.
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 9:21 PM on August 28, 2013

Best answer: Graham Oakley's Henry's Quest. (Review here, gallery of illustrations here.)
posted by verstegan at 12:01 AM on August 29, 2013 [5 favorites]

Response by poster: Thank you so much, verstegan. I am so excited you found this! Thank you again!
posted by Our Ship Of The Imagination! at 11:54 AM on August 29, 2013

Whoa, and I loved The Church Mouse when I was young. Missing this one may have been a kindness, though, because I had a concurrent dark obsession with nuclear holocaust (thanks, The Day After, Threads, etc.) and this seems like it could have intersected with my anxiety in...unproductive ways. What's up with the British making childhood horrifying?
posted by pullayup at 6:40 PM on August 29, 2013

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