This is the blurb, written by my fantastic publishers Cicada, for my book' All around the world there are little known local festivals, rooted in ancient pagan traditions. At the centre of these festivals are characters dressed in the most remarkable costumes imaginable. The Kukeri in Bulgaria wear enormous headpieces made of goatskin and The Burryman festival in Edinburgh features a man covered from head to toe with burrs and thorns. 40 remarkable festivals are documented in this offbeat, anthropological atlas that will delight children and travel enthusiasts alike.' This is basically my dream project, two years in the making and something that I'm really passionate about. It was a labour of love, a nightmare at points but it's one of the things I'm most proud of in my life in illustration.