graphic design

September 2023

I illustrated a children’s story written by Coline Marciano. These are 11 illustrations in the form of a Kamishibai. What is a kamishibaï?
Kamishibaï literally means: “paper theater”. It is a storytelling technique of Japanese origin based on images that parade in a wooden theater with small openings (or not).

A kamishibai is made up of a set of numbered cardboard boards (generally between 11 and 15), telling a story. Each page depicts an episode of the story, the front for the illustration, the back for the text.

By opening the shutters of the theater, the public discovers the illustrations while the narrator reads the text by scrolling through the plates one after the other before the amazed eyes of the spectators… and the magic happens!