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There's a Little Black Spot on the Sun Today

Illustrated by Sven Völker

Sting’s evocative lyrics from "King of Pain" are powerfully transformed into minimalistic illustrations by Sven Völker, who gives voice to his son's journey from illness to health in this extraordinary and deeply moving collaboration that explores pain’s sadness, beauty, and wonder.

Sven Völker is a graphic designer, artist, author,and professor who lives with his family in Berlin, Germany. When his son Malo was three years old, he was diagnosed with a serious illness. Malo has recovered, and Volker is working on his next picture boo