Tally ho! My silent Toad of Toad Hall comic is today’s radvent calendar post.
The awesome Heather Chapman encouraged me to try out for the Undiscovered Voices challenge from Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI) this year. Among the briefs to choose from was a single page silent comic giving a modern re-telling of a scene from Wind In The Willows.
I immediately went straight the washer woman scene. I always found this to be a hilarious scene. For those that don’t remember it, Toad is locked up for reckless driving and tries to get the washer woman’s daughter to lend him a wardens outfit so he can escape. The only clothes that will fit him are her mothers, which he doesn’t want to wear, but relcutantly puts on so he can leave with her.
My version explores what else may have been in the laundry hamper. What would it be like if she happened to be carrying a clowns outfit? Or a suit of armour? What would Toad look like if he dressed as a Minecraft version of himself?