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

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Design Director

Louise Chappell and Becky Bolton


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Laurence King Publishing

Design Team

Laurence King Publishing


Individual Credits

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