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James and the Giant Peach

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  • JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH: Pest 
    End Sequence

    Synopsis
    James and the Giant Peach is a beloved children's book by Roald Dahl that tells the story of a young boy named James. James' happy life at his seaside home ends when his parents are killed by a rhinoceros and he moves in with his two horrid aunts. One day, an enormous peach starts to grow in the garden. Venturing inside he meets a spider, a ladybug, and a centipede who help him escape to New York.

    The end sequence shows James running away from his aunts, which is an overarching theme throughout the story. By using paper and ink, I crafted this dark 2-dimensional world to mimic James' never ending nightmare. The aunts see James much like a bug that must be exterminated, and this symbolic portrayal of their relationship is illustrated heavily throughout the sequence. At the end of this sequence James finally escapes, thanks to a giant peach and a flock of birds as he sets sail into a paper ocean world.