Victoria and Albert Museum

The world’s greatest museum of art and design

Opening times

10.00 to 17.45 daily
10.00 to 22.00 Fridays

Hunting the Buck

Hunting the Buck

The illustration is based around a short story/comic I wrote about an imaginary land where a small village survives by hunting these huge creatures called Waterbuck. To become a man you must capture a waterbuck with the boys who you grew up with. I wanted to give the idea of this tale being told to the boys of the village but in the way that I was told stories by my grandparents as a child, short and exciting. On any journey there is a lot of monotony and nothing happens for most of it but it's the exciting bits which get told. I also wanted there to a be a sense of repetition with the story being retold by one of the boys as an old man.