Within my MA Illustration at Brighton University in September 2021-2022, I created the illustrated and written book Guernsey Lore. This book served as a way to connect with my own cultures' folklore, as well as providing a physical medium for this subject within the modern-day. This culture is slowly disappearing due to mining of the important local Monuments for housing clearance, as well as a lack of written accounts. The written accounts that do exist, are heavily text-based and not often available to the public. This encouraged my want to create a book that encapsulated the Monuments, Characters and Superstitions on the Island whilst imagining this subject within Illustration. Once this book was finished, Blue Ormer Publishing in Guernsey expressed a great interest in this book, and I was very pleased to have this book published with them in the Autumn of 2022. The book has been a success, and has tested not only my book-making and illustrative skills, but also improved my public speaking and confidence within the events surrounding its publication.
Private Launch Event
Guernsey Lore on bookshelves in Guernsey
Book Signing Event
Public Launch at The Priaulx Library 'After Dark' Event