Tuesday, 27 March 2012

Have a gawk at this exceedingly rough first draft graphic interpretation of Indian folk tale The Fisher Girl and the Crab. I decided to take up the challenge of telling this bizarre tale in as few panels as possible - as a result it may not make any sense at all. Anyone looking for clarification can consult the excellent Virago Book of Fairy Tales, where I discovered this traditional story of talking gourds, shapshifting crabs and arranged marriage in the heart of rural India.

It is nice to draw some characters within a sustained narrative - the immediate attachment you feel to them, the way you can read emotion in a sequence of panels feels really liberating.

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