This is my Giant Octomoustachio. He was a self initiated project I completed a few years ago and who got so many likes on my old Tumblr account that I decided to have him printed as digital prints and greeting cards.

He was inspired by the many picture books I made my way through while working in Waterstone’s and a Children’s Book Seller and dreaming of being a book illustrator. The story is left up to the viewer to decide, does he befriend the sailors or drag them down to the depths with him?