Jack and the Beanstalk

By John Shelley

I posted some of the linework to drawings before painting from Jack to Mame no Ki (Jack and the Beanstalk) before, here are some completed pieces in colour from the finished book, which will be released by Fukuinkan Shoten publishers in Japan in September. I don't know of any deals struck outside of Japan as yet, it would be wonderful to see an English language edition of course!

Here are some of the interior images (without text)


  1. Beautiful John, lyrical and evocative.
    Let's hope they do get picked up by a European or English language publisher.

  2. They look great, I especially love the cover with the feeling of being high up going into the sky


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