Tuesday, December 18, 2012

A Very Slovakian Christmas!

This is a series of illustrations I did for the winter issue of a Slovakian heritage publication. They accompany an article written by my cousin that describes Christmas customs in Slovakia. One of these traditions consists of gathering around friends and family on cold, dark evenings with tales of Slovakian folklore. Gods, Goddesses, tricksters, serpents, revenge, love, birth, death, and rebirth - there’s nothing like a good story to pass the time and warm the blood on a long winter night.
I'll follow up tomorrow with a description of each one. I think the stories behind the illustrations are pretty fascinating!