Baba Yaga Picture

I’m excited to introduce my latest project, a collaboration between me and my wife, Sarah Staniec.

This is a collection of illustrations of beasts from Slavic mythology - creatures from in and around the region where I grew up. Since I was a kid, these myths always sparked my imagination, and now I’m excited to be able to express my own interpretation of how these creatures, witches, and ghouls must appear.

My wife got inspired by what I created, and decided to adapt the myths into short stories of her own, which I’ve included with each illustration. My images and her texts together should give those of you unfamiliar with these creatures an idea of who they are, and why they are such an important part of Slavic culture.

We hope you enjoy our combined effort to bring these beasts back to life. Each week, we will release a new image together with a story. Keep coming back to see what creature will appear next.

If you have any suggestions or requests for what you would like to see next, please let us know by leaving a comment. We will try to make it happen!

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Galatea: 4
Light from Within
Baba Yaga
Shedu
ISdN - Apollo and Daphne 5