Sunday, December 06, 2009

Illustration work

I got the wonderful opportunity last year to illustrate a series of Norwegian children's books called 'Korsfarerne' (The Crusaders) written by Steffen Sørum.  This fall, a year and a half later, the fifth and last book was in stores.  These books are my first venture into illustration and it was a big learning experience for me.
The story is about Stefan, a young Frankish boy whose family travels to the Holy Land during the second crusade.  Stefan becomes separated from his family through a series of incidents, and struggles to survive conflicts and treachery to relocate them. The story is connected to real historical events and gives the reader a perspective from both sides of the war.

The covers:

Some of the illustrations:


Blogger LutherLiz said...

Maja, that's awesome! Are the books available in English at all?

7/12/09 16:38  
Blogger maja papaya said...

Awe thanks Liz! :D
No, sorry, at the moment it's only in Norwegian, there was some talks of translated editions but I haven't heard anything lately.

7/12/09 17:00  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great illustrations! It reminds me that you need to do a comic! An on-line-comic! There are so many mediocre ones, yours would be so great... Antonie

31/1/10 19:44  

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