Action Lab: Discover is putting a new spin on the tale of the Ugly Duckling with Jonathan Rosenbaum’s The Adorable Beastling. Set in a world where fierce creatures scare for food, an adorable oddball is too cute to live up to the Beastling ways. How will she survive in this scary world?
It’s a non-traditional take on a traditional story in a familiar yet odd world, meant to relate to children and people of all ages. I find that the idea of not fitting it is common. I wanted a sweet, fun and unique way to express this, and I feel like I’ve done it.
Feeling like you don’t fit in is something we all go through at some point in our lives. Getting that message across to kids is supremely important. Plus, the artwork looks pretty great so that helps.
The Adorable Beastling is set for release on November 20th, 2019.