Elberta from Alberta: Wild Woman of the West

Client —

Personal project

Elements —

Research & interviews
Book design
Hand bookbinding

awards —

Society of Illustrators 58 showcase selection
3x3 Illustration 13, gold medal

about —

I wrote and illustrated the story of my great-grandmother Elberta McMullen, champion rider in the first Calgary Stampede of 1912 and daughter of its founder, who disappeared from our family tree for 85 years after a family scandal. Produced with assistance from the Calgary Stampede Historical Archives, the Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies, and the historical archives of Calgary, AB, and Vancouver, BC.