The pain of isolationism is a recurring theme in Grendel. Grendel is unable to communicate with his mother as well as the villagers and others who are afraid of him. He must feel lonely like he is going through his whole life by himself.
Rovina Cai is an illustrator from Melbourne, Australia who loves making illustrations that evoke a sense of intrigue; images that make you linger, hungry to know the story behind it. Her work is often inspired by the past, from myths and fairy tales.