The Eight Immortals

Within this Project I have brought together interests in ancient culture and visual story telling in an exploration into the Daoist folk tale ‘The Eight Immortals Cross the Sea’. Illustrating this wonderfully absurd and imaginative story into a 50 page hardback publication, telling its tale across a series of single and double page spreads.

Through a combination of various tellings of the tale I have pieced together my own interpretation of this somewhat lesser known story, as has been the tradition of folklore for millennia. Paying homage to Daoist tradition and Chinese culture within my illustrative approach, colouring and passing of the story, giving the book a calm and considered tone.