“Beware the Quacken” by Sharayah Pranger, gouache and ink
I am a children’s author/illustrator in-progress (that’s the less embarrassing way of saying I haven’t found a publisher yet). I love silly animals and bright colors, and my favorite medium at the moment is gouache.
I love collaborating with Creaturemag and 2012 has seen my Fortnightly ‘Freak Of The Week’ slot develop and grow. As Its nearly the new year and I’m in a somewhat reflective mood, I thought I would put together my own personal Top 10 favourite Freaks from 2012.
The Jenu is a part of Mi’kmaq (pronounced “Mick-Mack”) folklore, who are natives of Canada’s Atlantic Provinces. It has the ability to possess humans and transform them into other Jenu, people whom practise cannibalism are of particular risk!