November 3 & 4th 2017 @ The Cherry in Ithaca, NY.
What is a crankie? “A crankie is an old storytelling art form. It’s a long illustrated scroll that is wound onto two spools. The spools are loaded into a box which has a viewing screen. The scroll is hand-cranked while the story is told. It can be accompanied by a narrative, song or tune.”
LilySilly is planning Ithaca’s 1st Annual Crankie Cabaret, in which several local artists create their own crankies and perform them with music for the public. Hoorah!
Here are some images from LilySilly’s crankie in progress: “Stories of a Russian Dad” in which she illustrates an interview with her father.
Here are some examples that we love from other artists that inspire us!