It all Begins With…
Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid.
After saving a prince from drowning, a mermaid princess embraces a life of extreme self-sacrifice to win his love and gain an immortal soul.
Our littlest mermaid desperately wants the love of a human prince, so she may share his immortal soul and live eternally. For mermaids only live 300 years and then die by return to the ocean as sea foam. Here, she is in the deep depths of the ocean. Her bioluminescent hair floats idly around her shoulders as she ponders what it is like to live up above with the fish that fly in the air. Do the humans also dance up above? Do they sing?
An illustrated novel and adaptation of Hans Christian Anderson's The Little Mermaid coming to Kickstarter June 1st, 2019. This is a personal project I’ve been working on for the past year and a half. I’m thrilled to finally see it come to life.
I’ll be offering 2 book options:
Trade Edition: 6x9 hardcover book with a gold foil stamped cloth cover. Very nice 200msg paper that display rich contrast and beautiful detail. It will be printed with the amazing people over at Art Order.
Collector’s Edition: 8x11 archival lay-flat coffee table book. Giclee pages on thick fine art matte paper and the lay-flat design displays the artwork beautifully with no gutter. The cover is handmade paper made with archival soy dyes and a silver stamped hardcover. I’m working with a local print company, which uses eco-friendly and sustainable resources to produce all their products. Everything is handmade with great care and a personal touch in their shop here in the US just a 10 min drive from my house. I’ll be there for the whole printing process.
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