fairy tales from hans christian andersen


Here’s my full story from the Valor Anthology! Thank you all for supporting the Kickstarter in 2014 and the book last summer, as well as sharing stuff on tumblr. I learned so much from this project and had such a great experience working with all the great people in the book that I’m looking forward to sharing more comics this year :) 

23.07.16 Its been two days too long since I uploaded a picture but because it’s the summer holidays I’m not doing any proper studying! This is a sneak peek to the stationery haul I’m doing next week! Coming up is a driving test masterpost as well! My mum and I have been cutting back some bushes at the front of my house and I want to put them in my flower press. Also, I bought this books of Hans Christian Anderson’s fairy tales from a charity shop and it has “Christmas 1953” written on the inside.

Fairy tales from Hans Christian Andersen.(1805-1875).
First published in this edition 1899 (September).
Published London : Dent.

“The Mermaid”

Illustrator : Charles Robinson.(1870-1937).

Quentin Gréban (Belgian, b. 1977, Brussels, Belgium) - Illustration for The Nightingale And The Emperor by Hans Christian Andersen from Andersen’s Classic Fairy Tales  Paintings: Watercolors


Books & Cupcakes • March Book Photo Challenge

Day 6: Spine
Fairy Tales by Hans Christian Andersen
The Magicians by Lev Grossman
The Crane Wife by Patrick Ness
The Shock of the Fall by Nathan Filer
The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern
Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo
Bleak House by Charles Dickens
The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

These are some of my favourite spines from my bookshelves. Apparently I’m a sucker for blues and greens!


Very happy to share this cover I illustrated for Puffin books! It’s part of a re-release of 20 Puffin Classics with all new covers, I’m excited to have my work included. Many thanks to my designer Becky Morrison! You can find it on Amazon here.

Becky approached me with the idea of showcasing several of Hans Christian Andersen’s characters (Little Mermaid, Thumbelina, Ugly Duckling, the Emperor‘s New Clothes) holding up a sheet with “Hans Andersen’s Fairy Tales” inscribed. I was happy to oblige, and submitted another sketch with a slightly different (darker?) feel as well. Happily I was able to combine elements of both in the final, along with some other changes you can see in the revised sketch. I enjoyed the challenge of mixing imagery from 4 different stories, and being able to letter the cover as well was the cherry on top!


“I had been obsessed with the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale, ‘The Little Mermaid’, ever since I was a kid. And I fantasized about being one myself; I tied my feet together in the pool and practiced swimming like that from a very early age. The best thing about Splash’s success was little kid’s loving it. To this day, when they come up to me, they’re like, “Madison!” I’ve met hundreds of kids named Madison, and they all want to go swimming with me. I love that.” - Daryl Hannah

List of Presents given to Princess Charlotte
  • Silver rattle – President Enrique Peña Nieto of Mexico
  • White gold rattle with diamonds, rubies and sapphires – The Natural Sapphire Company
  • Willow hand-woven rattle – Ciaran Hogan, basketmaker
  • Set of silk figurines depicting Dream of the Red Chamber – President Xi Jinping of China
  • Jigsaw, cuddly toy “Bo” dog, rocking chair, baby blanket – President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama
  • Hans Christian Andersen’s fairy tales – David Cameron
  • Snowsuit, book, and £54,000 charity donation – Stephen Harper, former Canadian prime minister
  • Snowsuit – Wellington Rugby, New Zealand
  • Sleepsuit – New Zealand Rugby
  • Teddy bears, baby blankets, bootees made from Stansborough wool – Prime Minister John Key of New Zealand
  • Pink dress embroidered with “From Israel With Love” – President Reuven Rivlin of Israel
  • Merino wool cot blanket and £5,200 donation to mountain pygmy-possum sanctuary – Government of Australia
  • Bhutanese coat – King and Queen of Bhutan
  • Set of biodegradable nappies – Pippa Middleton

D R A M A T I S    P E R S O N A E,   P A R T II

“He knew all stories, all the fairy tales. And it was right from the bottom of his heart that he said, ‘Life is the most wonderful fairy tale of all!’” - Hans Christian Andersen, “What the Whole Family Said”

Secondary Cast for The Book of Levi; And Other Fantastic Fairy Tales, a phbigbang project

(click link in title to read the story)

View main cast here.

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Theo stands watch over my Christmas books.

(From the bottom up: • The Fairy Tale World of Arthur Rackham • Hans Christian Andersen and His World • Aesop’s Fables • Singing School [by Pinsky] • Donegal Fairy Tales • The Disreputable History of Frankie Landau Banks • Little Women • Persuasion • Volumes I, II, and VII of Audels New Electric Library [gift from a student] • Harry Potter boxed set • Conundrums for the Long Weekend • The Penderwicks • Noggin • East o’ the Sun & West o’ the Moon • William Shakespeare’s Star Wars Trilogy: The Royal Imperial Boxed Set • You Are Here [by Astronaut Chris Hadfield!!!] • And finally, the amazing gag gift my friend gave me: Crafting with Cat Hair. It’s the gift that will keep on giving.)

Remember the line from The Princess Bride: “I do not think it means what you think it means”? Many of the moral lessons in the original stories are quite different from the Disney versions. Hans Christian Andersen didn’t write “The Little Mermaid” to teach us how to marry a prince, but to warn us that our actions have consequences.

(via 10 Reasons Why Kids Need to Read Non-Disney Fairy Tales — Medium)