A programmer I knew, Sean Hammond, was making software for a Ph.D. study that would assist children in the process of story creation. He called it StoryMaps. Essentially, it would break down the elements of traditional fairy tales into building blocks which children could use to invent new stories. They can create stories that contain their own original ideas while being structurally complete and well-formed.
I wanted to make the artwork stylistically generic so that it wouldn't narrow your imagination. Looking at tarot cards and comics for inspiration, I sought to break each event down to it's core action. The main characters would all be represented by simple stick-like figures with no faces. Each image was accentuated with one color.