Herr Korbes: A Brothers Grimm Tale.
During my final few weeks of university I created a children's book based on the Brothers Grimm Tale; Herr Korbes. I chose the tale because it's much less famous than a lot of the other Brothers Grimm stories and it has such an abrupt unhappy ending that just slams the story shut with a bang I thought it'd be interesting to illustrate it in a playful colourful way for children.
The story is of the journey a hen and a rooster make in their wagon pulled by mice and the friends they meet along the way to visit Herr Korbes. Once they get to his house he is out and they settle themselves in, only for him to come home and surprise them at which point they accidentally attack and then kill him.
I wanted to push the boundaries in terms of the way I design and lay out a book and also in terms of the storyline and how that could be illustrated playfully for children.