‘The Tale of How’ is a 20 page, hard cover book protected by a beautifully illustrated slipcase. Each book comes with a DVD of its award winning animated story.
In ‘The Tale of How’, we meet a giant octopus that has a tree growing from his head, the terror of the Indian Ocean, OTTO THE MONSTER! It’s his lonely pastime to devour the innocent Dodo’s who lived on his head. We see the Dodo’s unite, and with the help of a little white mouse, we see them escape the clutches of the terrible be-tentacled tyrant, and sail off into the sunset upon their mother, the tree.
“The Tale of How is a digital marvel of the handcrafted aesthetic. The visuals bring to life incredibly detailed and fantastic tapestries influenced by Bosch,
Japanese Prints and Surrealists, via 3-D modeling and texture shading. Telling the story of an island of dodo-like birds terrorized by a malcontent
octopus who relentlessly devours them, this work by the South African collective, The Blackheart Gang, is unabashedly fun and yet indescribably odd.”
– Jason Sondhi