If you have followed a link from The red ruff video “Magpie”, this page will provide information about the origins of Ash’s take on the Magpie character. By wonderful synchronicity both Ash Mandrake and Red Ruff independently produced work about a jester called Magpie. On becoming aware of this coincidence, they teamed up with Karin of Lune Cat Films to produce a music video for Red Ruff’s song. Red Ruff story-boarded the film and Ash brought in his Magpie costume as a prop to help act the role of Magpie.
Ash originally designed and made the costume for his story “The Dark Tale Of Magpie The Jesterly Corvid”, which was released in November 2013 at Fell Edge Farm. The photograph below is from the photo-shoot with Krystyna Fitzgerald Morris.