Down to a Sunless Sea

Neil Gaiman’s short story, published in The Guardian in 2013, is a tale of woe. I looked to Hogarth and his contemporaries to inspire my compositions and carried out nautical research at The Docklands Museum and The National Maritime Museum. I created this illustrated book of the entire story for a teenage audience. Time constraints meant that I was unable to screenprint it, so I came up with the idea of printing digitally in two separate layers. This left the images with a very slight misregistration which, along with the hand-stitched spine, gave a more hand-finished appearance.

ProjectUniversity MA brief ‘Narrative’MediaPen and ink, digital colourYear2017