philosophical fantasy for children and adults in a multi-media context
a book by Ingelil Mitchell
In an old American catalogue, Ingelil found the above picture in an advertisment for a strange toy: a gentleman mounted on a wind-up-rabbit. The more she looked at it, the more she wondered: “Who played with this toy, and how did they play with it?” So, as Ingelil does, she started doodling around the theme on canvas, and the story of Sam Scriber was born. Her beautiful fable weaves back and forth between Sam’s real world and the world that becomes his salvation: the world of fantasy. A fat little man and his blue hare, released by Sam from eternal bondage in a tapestry, valiantly quest to solve the riddle that will save both Sam and the world he strives to enter.
In this multi-media edition, Ingelil’s story is retold through music and verse by her friend and translator, Rowen Sivertsen.
For the story told through half-animated musical videos in 16 episodes go to the video page here.
For short extracts from the book, go to the Gallery of Illustrations here.