I was asked to create a set of trolls by PuPiL that would be used in a simple collectible cardgame with goal to incite children to read books.
I decided to create a more classic “ugly”, but still cute, troll remniscing my fondness of the Garbage Pail Kids trading cards I was fond of at around the age of 6 and still hold very dear to this day.
The Bibtrollie cards would be received upon getting a book from the local library and quickly grew into something quite popular and was generally lauded as a great succes, spinning off into several trade fairs, contests and 2 more seasons. The first season had a total of 29 cards.
After the great success of the first season of the Bibtrollies, local libraries have extended the series for another year.
I’ve illustrated the second season of the Bibtrollies for a while, many of them being outtakes of the first batch, others being ideas from librarians in charge and children who drew their own Bibtrollie.
There were 51 new cards and a couple of reprints of the first season to meet demands. There was also be an exclusive card on the cover of the local magazine Penzine. A press-conference was held on the 2nd of October where the cards will be presented to the press.
The third season of the Bibtrollies focused on the pets the Trollies have in their life. I took designs from the previous seasons and designed a fitting pet for the character. Each pet took some characteristics of it’s owner creating a set of cards.
There were a total of 40 cards bringing the total of Trollies to a fair 120 in this, unfortunately, final season of the Bibtrollies.
From the beginning the Bibtrollies got plenty of media-attention which contributed to it’s succes. Below are some, though not all, references I was able to find on the internet. Most news came from the region of the Pajottenland, unfortunately for me the planned nation-wide release never saw the light.