The Boy Who Cried Wolf

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  • I took an existing fable and rewrote it in my own words, and then used collage to illustrate it.
  • After writing my version of the story, I arranged the text in notecards to see the overall story arc and get a sense of the pacing. This allowed me to edit and make certain parts longer or shorter. Once I had an idea for the pacing and sequence of the story, I was able to sketch and then experiment with collage to create appropriate illustrations.
  • The local thrift store became a gold mine for this project.
  • Me having fun throwing pieces down on the carpet. I then photographed each scene and then laid all of the photos out in a grid so that I could see the overall flow of the story. After I had an idea of what to do with each spread, I scanned in the pieces and cut them into individual PNG files to later assemble in Photoshop.
  • Some aspects of my process necessitated things like placing paper on my computer screen and drawing on it, then scanning it in and multiplying it onto the page. I wanted to make sure everything was organic and not contrived. The worst thing in this case would have been a photoshop-generated realistic texture or extensive use of cast shadows.
  • Selected Photos and Spreads
    Here are some photos of the finished product. I didn't include images of all of the spreads, as there would be no incentive to purchase it if you could look through the whole book here :)