What was the original brief and did it alter at all over the course of the project?
The brief was to illustrate eight short stories by Almond. Each narrative flows from a short autobiographical introduction into surreal, magical stories. These are based on Almond’s childhood growing up in Newcastle. To weave the two elements together I drew the illustrations across the page, connecting introduction to main text, which set a nice pace to the book. Each of the chapters end with a small, illustrated vignette of something that I felt was poignant to the story.