The Thousand and Second Tale of Scheherezade

A series of two narrative spreads, so that spread A sets up a reveal in spread B.

Edgar Allan Poe’s original story contained many layers of humour. Scheherazade, the storyteller of the 1001 nights of Arabia, tells another story of a far away magical land filled with powerful wizards and strange beasts. However, Poe footnotes each curiosity in the text with its real-world counterparts, such as the telegraph or the train. The images replace the footnotes with a world building ‘reveal’ element.