The Dog & the Sailor

“The Dog and the Sailor” is an ancient, magical folktale first documented in the mid 1800’s by the Danish folklorists Nikolaj Christensen and Jens Kamp. In this new English language variant, writer and illustrator Pete Jordi Wood joined forces with his cousin, sound designer Joe Dines, and actor Dino Fetscher to create an audiovisual experience during the Covid19 lockdown. Suitable for kids and adults alike, this charming LGBTQ+ fairy tale finally resurfaces for a new generation.

In separate homes in Kingston, West London and Cornwall the three lads have created a virtual gallery featuring the story and its accompanying artwork and music, narrated by Dino, written and illustrated by Pete, with an original score by Joe. The story of Pete’s discovery of the tale and how the lads turned it into a virtual exhibition and book was first featured in Forbes by journalist Jamie Wareham. In its initial 2 month run, the exhibition had over 10,000 visitors online and has subsequently been extended into Spring 2021.

An accompanying 32 page hardback children’s book is available to purchase now from Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Waterstones and other international retailers as well as in our Gift Shop. You can also grab one of our framed fine art prints of some of the illustrations.

Take a tour of the Virtual Exhibition below - just click on “Enter Exhibition” - and set sail on an adventure across the high seas with a fairy tale ending like no other.

Start at the Exhibition Poster and move clockwise around the room... 


If you would prefer to watch a video, or experience any technical problems, you can alternatively check out our pre-recorded tour below: