Congratulations on winning Zealous Stories: Illustration! Your project, Tippler and The Crow, is published next to Afsaneh Shaban-nejad’s re-telling of an Old Iranian folktale of the same name. When did you first hear of this tale? Does the story-line hold any particular importance to you?
My mother told me this story when I was a little boy, but that version had different characters. It’s a story about helping each other in difficult situations so, as an artist, I wanted to promote and extend that idea because I think it’s a really important message.