The King Who Banned the Dark is about a young prince with a fear of the dark who, when he grows up and becomes king, decides to ban it. At first, when he installs an artificial sun, and enforces “anti-dark” laws, it seems like a good idea. The citizens don’t need to worry about any of the scary things that might live in the dark. But soon the citizens cannot sleep and begin to revolt. The idea arose while walking around the city on winter nights. I wanted to create a book that would show how beautiful the darkness can be. As the idea developed I saw that it would also be an opportunity to comment on themes of power and rebellion.
Female United Kingdom 1980 firstname.lastname@example.org
City of birth London
Now lives & works in London
Techniques used Charcoal, conté crayon, pencil, ink and watercolour
Publishing date 2018
ISBN Number 9781843653974