Saturday, January 23, 2010

Storytelling Magazine

Storytelling Magazine - December 2009

I'm posting this a little late, but above is an illustration I worked on for the cover of Storytelling Magazine. I worked with Art Director Dale Atkinson on this, who gave me a lot a freedom and encouraged me to get abstract with my interpretation of the story supplied: "Fresh Bagels." This is a traditional Jewish folk tale retold by storyteller and teacher, Zane Chait, who holds storytelling workshops in the Chicago area.

I particularly like how the "tentacle-like smells" (as Dale named them) mimic the Storytelling logo. Wish I could say I had this in mind the entire time, but that would be a blatant lie. so I'll be real with you- it was just one of those happy accidents! Thank you Dale, and Storytelling Magazine!