This project is a series of 5 illustrations based on my memories of my grandpa and the fear of forgetting him. First, I wrote a little text in Spanish on the topic and then created the illustrations. They were selected for the illustrators’ exhibition at the Bologna Children’s book fair in 2017.
Why “Birdless Tail?”
In Spanish there is a saying: “Hola, pajarito sin cola,” which means “Hello, birdie with no tail.” However my grandpa used to say it backwards: “Hola, cola sin pajarito,” or “Hello, tail with no bird.” It always made me laugh.
This and other memories came to my mind as I was writing and drawing.
Inspiration: Personal project
Date: October 2016