This is from the 4-volume collection of lesser-known tales by Hans Christian Andersen, “Unknown Andersen” published by Hyoronsha during the bi-centenary celebrations of his birth in 2005. It accompanied The Story of a Mother, a dark tale of a mother’s quest to find her child after it has been stolen by Death. During her journey she faces a series of painful ordeals, including embracing a thorn bush. #andersen #childrensbooks #illustrationfriday
Today the exhibition at Space Yui finally ended after a very hectic week. I can’t say exactly how many people came to the show, 117 people signed the guest book, but many others left without signing, so perhaps something in the region of 150-170 visitors in total perhaps. If anyone who attended or helped to promote the show is reading this, a very big THANKYOU! For me personally the exhibition has been a great success. This was the first time I’ve held a one-man show since 20
A big thank you to everyone who came down to the launch party for my exhibition at Space Yui. Unfortunately not many photos were taken, but here are a few of the guests on the night! Super Material Producer Kano Hamabatake and Illustrator Koji Ishikawa. Thereafter things started to get very busy and no-one thought to take any more photos. Oh well, the memory will always be there! Around 40 guests dropped in altogether for the reception through the evening, thankyou everyone!
If you’re in Tokyo please drop in to the Gallery Space Yui, the show runs from 15th – 20th May, 11.00am-7.00pm. If Tokyo’s a bit unreachable, you can see the books and some of the illustrations on my website. Just click on the bookcovers. #andersen #exhibition #spaceyui