The Howker is part of Bonnie Beasts, a children's book series about silly beastly monsters and their secret lives in Aberdeen.
Inspired by the medieval manuscript, the characters of ‘Bonnie Beasts’ were made by mixing up the animals described in the Aberdeen Bestiary. By giving each other prompts and clues as to how these creatures would look like and behave, I collaborated with illustrator Rachel Logan to create six unique beasts with their very own stories and silly Doric-inspired rhymes about their lives in our city of Aberdeen. The books were commissioned by Aberdeen City Council and self-published as a limited edition print run for the exhibition held at Seventeen Gallery in December 2017.
We're exploring publication options and welcome any enquiries from publishing houses. Follow Bonnie Beasts on Facebook for updates and bonus material!