For her senior thesis, Natalie Andrewson, a North Carolina native, rewrote folktales from around the world to fit a southern US setting and created illustrations to accompany each tale. Myths from Japan, Brazil and Morocco are placed on southern estates and in murky American swamps.

Even outside of her thesis work, Andrewson is obviously drawn to media with a certain folkloric quality to it, including Indiana Jones, Amélie and the works of William Faulkner. Her other non-mythological illustrations, however, show her ability to create spontaneous figures and scenes of incredible serenity. You can follow her work on Blogger and Tumblr, and purchase prints from her store.