Looking for Lightning

ROLE

Illustrator, animator

DESCRIPTION

Looking for Lightning (Bliksem in Dutch) is a story about a boy being bored and starts looking for lightning. Bliksem is written and structured like a traditional picture book, but it has interactivity integral to the story build into it. Together with sound and animation it's an unique experience. 

I developed the world together with the author Christiaan Coenraads. Technical development was done by Het Woeste Woud. Development was spread out over the span of multiple years and scientific research by the Dutch VU has made it into very helpful product for learning language. 

PROJECT DURATION

2017 release, project duration 2010-2017 (on and off)

CREDITS

Writer:  Christiaan Coenraads

Illustrator: Leo de Wijs

Developer: Het Woeste Woud

FORM

Interactive children's picture book

LINK TO BOOK

You can read / experience Bliksem (Dutch version)

here 

Designing a world

The story is about a boy causing mayhem with a weather machine on the 'world below', so I spend a lot of time thinking out a believable and fun city where he will disrupt the going-on's of everyone. 

Development

The concept of what the story and character is about changed a lot during the development. Here are some examples of how this changed.