Yes, Folktale Week on Instagram begins one week today!
Time has flown since the prompts were released and I haven't done anything for them yet, but I made this poster for the occasion. I love the opportunity to invent weird little creatures and have the license to mix them all together to suggest or tell stories of a folksy nature.
The tall green figure which crept into the work I thought of as Long Lankin at first, but Lankin was a murderous fellow who stalked the moors in search of victims. Lankin failed the job interview for this illustration, but an equally long character with lop-sided grin, head in the clouds, wouldn't say Boo to a goose was perfect. I thought he should get married, so I made him a bride! She stands with her bouquet under an oak tree inhabited by another one of my creatures from last year's Folktale Week: a luminous, glow in the dark, green thing, which also appears in the poster.
Thanks for visiting, see you next week!