“Fear isn’t so difficult to understand. After all, weren’t we all frightened as children? Nothing has changed since Little Red Riding Hood faced the big bad wolf. What frightens us today is exactly the same sort of thing that frightened us yesterday. It’s just a different wolf.”
– Alfred Hitchcock
A contemporary collection of fairy tales with original illustrations. In this, Alexa Black’s first writing project, she endeavored to express herself in a new medium combined with her practiced hand in digital illustration. In her extensive study of fairy tales, she noticed that these stories represent the fears and cultural values of the time. Taking this to heart, she began to write in the same fashion, but with a new and less tangible villain.
These stories reflect on the artist’s life and experiences with intense anxiety and depression. The modern monsters of today are represented in the stories’ themes of loss, sanity, and the unknown.