“The Dog and the Sailor” is an ancient, magical folktale first documented in the mid 1800’s by the Danish folklorists Nikolaj Christensen and Jens Kamp. In this new English language variant, writer and illustrator Pete Jordi Wood joined forces with his cousin, sound designer Joe Dines, and actor Dino Fetscher to create an audiovisual experience during the Covid19 lockdown. Suitable for kids and adults alike, this charming LGBTQ+ fairy tale finally resurfaces for a new generation.
In separate homes in Kingston, West London and Cornwall the three lads have created a virtual gallery featuring the story and its accompanying artwork and music, narrated by Dino, written and illustrated by Pete, with an original score by Joe. The story of Pete’s discovery of the tale and how the lads turned it into a virtual exhibition and book was first featured in Forbes by journalist Jamie Wareham. In its initial 2 month run, the exhibition had over 10,000 visitors.
A 32 page hardback children’s book was created by Pete to accompany the exhibition, limited to 1000 copies which have now sold out.
"The Dog and the Sailor" virtual exhibition has now ended, but you can check it out on Patreon, where it has been archived for posterity.