Thumb Alena Illustrated Novel Project
Watercolor and ink illustrations, 2019 onwards
If you’ve heard the version of Thumbelina with a tiny, obedient, and helpless girl at the mercy of toads, who awaits rescue from one child marriage after another, drifts without aim through the woods, and is incapable of anything but being beautiful, then you haven’t heard the real story.
Since 2016, I've been working on an illustrated novel reimagining Thumbelina as an illustrated epic for young adult audiences. The manuscript is now in its third draft, and Patreon supporters can access exclusive excerpts.