Danique EijkelenboomIllustrated & Animated Storytelling Breda
Li Chi the Serpent Slayer
This ancient Chinese folktale about Li Chi is one of bravery and courage. We see a young girl who is willing to sacrifice her life to protect her family and village from an evil serpent – the serpent that demands a young girl be brought to its cave once a year to be eaten. The reason I chose this story is because I wanted to show that different kinds of cultures from all over the world have many different folktales that are not widely known, yet are fascinating to explore. This illustrated zine is the first in a series where I venture into the world of strong women from different folktales and cultures all over the world, to show that there is not a blueprint for a fierce woman – there is not just one way to be strong.