This is my entry for the 2016 Tomie de Paola award. I submitted it back in early December but as the competition was anonymous, I’m only posting it now. I really enjoyed creating this piece. I decided to make it a contemporary version of the classic Red Riding Hood story so I added some backstory. I tried to represent Red as a spunky, energetic child in need of a “job” to occupy her. My Red is an older sibling in a household with an overworked mother with a small baby in need of a bit of a break. I didn’t win but I’m pleased with how this piece came together.