Myth Match: A Fantastical Flipbook of Extraordinary Beasts

by Louise Chappell and Becky Bolton

A 64 page children's book (310 x 205 mm) comprising of 32 illustrations of mythical beasts. The flipbook format means that that the viewer can make over 1000 combinations of spliced together beast mash-ups making their own hybrids. The text also works to create new descriptions. We approached the publishers with this idea and took it all the way through concept and research and hand painted all the images for the book. The idea for this book came from our love of mythical beasts. Not only the aesthetic, but the stories behind them. We’ve also always enjoyed the principle of the surrealist game, The Exquisite Corpse so this book managed to combine both these joys. It’s also really fun to make silly animal fusions and mash-ups!

Silver in Illustration 2018

Design Director
Louise Chappell and Becky Bolton
Laurence King Publishing
Design Team
Laurence King Publishing

Editorial Director
Jo Lightfoot, Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Development and Commissioning Editor (Children's)
Chloe Pursey, Laurence King Publishing Ltd
Senior Editor
Felicity Maunder, Laurence King Publishing Ltd

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