A Crankie?

Crankie TheatreYou are in for a real treat if you do not know about Crankies. I ordered a traveling Crankie from Louis Leger and took it to Alaska City Folk Arts Camp in Anchorage to make Crankies with young artists and musicians.

They are a type of moving panorama, a story put to song, an old homespun folk art made with paper or fabric that delights all ages.
As a book illustrator, I couldn’t wait to draw a story in one long continuous picture instead of individual pages.

Crankie in progress

Check out thecrankiefactory, a website by Sue Truman for a full description, history and gallery of Crankies!!


Crankie The End
Photos and video of Crankies are coming soon!


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