Deadline for entries. Sunday 7th July 11pm (GMT).
Our wonderful Happy Friday artist Adam Pryce has just signed a two book illustration deal, how exciting! Congratulations Adam.
Sadly this means he wont be able to create Happy Friday images for the next couple of months, so we are on a mission to find his replacement. These are some big boots to fill, Adam puts his whole heart into creating fabulous new characters each week to celebrate the wonderful day and put a smile on our readers faces every Friday.
We are looking for someone keen to develop new Happy Friday characters every week to post on the Creature blog. This opportunity is open for a very limited time. So be quick!
If you think you are up to the challenge then please get in touch with email@example.com with a link to your work and a few words about why you are the chosen one!
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Artist: Toby Allen
Project: The Grimmest Grimm
Fairy tales were never intended to be the sickly sweet versions we know today and many of the original stories focused on grisly characters and creatures that killed and devoured their victims at whim, with little to be sorry about. In this project I will challenge myself each month to take on an obscure and dark fairy tale and produce a piece of narrative illustration created in a picture book style, but still making them appeal to older audiences.
“Be Bold, Be Bold, But Not Too Bold, Lest That Your Heart’s Blood Should Run Cold.”
This first tale is Mr.Fox, an English fairy tale adapted from the Grimm tale The Robber Bridegroom. This gory tale follows an investigative heroine who discovers the true murderous nature of her enigmatic lover. I have interpreted the characters as foxes to somewhat lessen the impact of the murderous themes in the tale but also make Mr.Fox appear much more monstrous.
Artist: Russell Taysom
Project: Creatures of the Night
“Diamond” Dino Dave loves to rock out in the great outdoors. His favourite drink is cider and his favourite song to play is World Peace by Cro-Mags.
Artist: Diego Lizan
Chocolate, cream, latte and a delicious cookie
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Artist: Dwie Judha Satria
Welcome to the second post of a new self-initiated project by Dwie Judha Satria. Over the next few weeks and months Dwie will be exploring the symbolic meanings and significance of animals from several different historical and cultural perspectives.
Starting with the horse, each post will present you with Dwie’s own perception of the creature via an illustration and text providing some insights into the Creature’s history within a given cultural context.
This first post explored the horse in pagan beliefs. This week he investigates the horse in Subanese tradition.
Sumba is an island located in East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia. Steeped in history and tradition the island it’s people are known for their distinctive horse breeding techniques. In Sumbanese culture the horse is a symbol of true obedience and loyalty.
Traditionally each person has their chosen horse to accompany them for a whole lifetime. This chosen horse is named “Njara Madewa” which means through life and death. When their master dies, Njara Madewa have to be sacrificed as well. in order to carry their master’s soul to Parai Marapu, defined as a sacred place where the ancestors, and all Sumbanese souls rest.