Putup & Mount Caubvick


These illustrations are previews from a storybook series where I’m bringing Mi’kmaq folklore and the stories that surround them to life.

In Mi’kmaq folklore, Putup (Boo-dup) is the spirit animal that helps Glooscap travel across the oceans during the rule of Winter. Together they search to bring home the warmth of the Summer. As a means to repay Putup upon their return, Glooscap gifts the whale with a sacred pipe to call their own.

Wela’lin | Thank You


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