This summer I spent three weeks in New York. I bought many things, but what I was most happy with were four sheets of paper-thin wood plates of maple, walnut, oak and cherry tree.
During that same trip I spent many hours at the National History Museum. I mainly sat and sketched the animals in the dioramas, but walking around the anthropology wing, I was taken by the splendid winter outfits worn by many tribes: I wished I could wear them to fence off the Swedish winter.
I wrapped up the wood sheets safely and tucked them away into a drawer, too precious to actually use. And I thought about the characters for a long time before beginning to sketch, but as soon as I did, it all fell into place: wood and winter attire just HAD to go together. And the series could only be called Winter Beasts.