One day, on one of their seemingly endless walks in the forest, the creature eyes something strange. A smaller being, though larger than the rabbit, yes maybe the size of a tree stump, is walking along the trail between the large trees. A peculiar being, unlike anything he has seen before.
The creature decides to follow. The rabbit notices little, but being busy with God only knows what he follows too.
They follow the tree-stump-sized being for quite a while. By now the rabbit has also noticed the scent of something unfamiliar. The strangeness of the situation has them unsettled, they try to be as quiet as the forest allows while hiding in between trees and larger vegetation. The suspense is palpable.
Whether she has been walking for minutes or hours, the little girl is not aware of. This world is new to her. So many strange noises, unfamiliar colours, scents, plants. The little girl feels her little body fill with intense impressions. A bird in the top of a tree, a rattling in the leaves, a rustling in the bushes behind her. This. This is life, she thinks to herself.
Suddenly a dark shadow covers her own, bringing a cool sensation in the summer night. She turns around..
Written and illustrated by Kira Bang-Olsson
Edited by June Egelund-Jenkins
This is a tale for and about those who feel out of place, those who are odd, and those who find each other in unexpected places. This story is still being written and will be illustrated with different kinds of illustrations – they are both meant to illustrate the story and at the same time be an artistic and personal exploration. You might have seen some of the illustrations before – or maybe not, but most of them are new.
This fairytale has no ending yet – but it will.
Stay tuned – and come back to experience ‘Odd friends’. Part one will be online January 21. 2017.
I dag var jeg gået i gang med en tegning inspireret af novellen bag Hitchcocks The Birds. Det gik skæppe godt. Så godt at jeg tænkte “Det her skal fejres med vandfarve!”. Havde bare lige glemt at vandfarve gør mig hysterisk. Måske mest på grund af min manglende evne til at styre det vandbaserede helvede. Så fik lige ødelagt den tegning. Og startet forfra.
For ikke at tage nogle chancer fik jeg inkluderet nogle af mine yndlingstegneting. Såsom et lille uhyre, bøger og en lille sød én.
Det gik meget godt. Håber I har haft en dejlig søndag.