Ferry's Tale of Pig Island
Ferry’s Tale of Pig Island is an enchanted story of a young boy who finds comfort, support, and friendship, from a lovely pig named Sinker. This story was inspired by treasured family members and real experiences from the author’s life.
I worked as illustrator on the project together with the author Kendrick Delany and the book's designer and producer Jessica Glasmacher, trying to bring to bring this personal story of the author to life for a wide audience.
First print 2020
Author: Kendrick Delany
Illustrator: Leo de Wijs
Art direction: Jessica Glasmacher
Children's picture book
LINK TO BOOK
Official (ordering) site of the book is here.
Finding Ferry and Sinker
One of the biggest challenges of designing the world for this book, was how to design the boy character and the pig in a expressive and likeable way.
Designing the Bahamas
Another great character of the book is the setting: the Bahamas. I did a lot of visual research to get as close as possible to the feel of the sunlight hitting the water, the vibrant colours, the vegetation found around.