But on this page, and no other, are we treated to an image of a group of fellow fairies - Danny Garrett, digital restoration artist

Page 11 – were too small to fly (A&I perspective)

by Danny Garrett, Austin, Texas

On this page we are treated to a cameo image of Princess April, albeit in a somewhat squarish frame. The portrait itself is quite delicate and very expressive of the situation in which the young fairy princess finds herself.

Letitia was quite practiced in reading emotion into a facial image, and no where better in this tale than here. - Danny Garrett, digital restoration artist

Letitia was quite practiced in reading emotion into a facial image, and no where better in this tale than here. – Danny Garrett, digital restoration artist

You can easily see the concern upon her face – Letitia was quite practiced in reading emotion into a facial image, and no where better in this tale than here. This is easily one of my favorite illuminations of April. I just find these illustrative bits delightful, and they are easily worth a page of text in their description of the narrative flow.

Following fast on the cameo portrait, the illustrations continue. What a perfect miniature castle to have illuminate that self-same word. It is just lovely – the crenelated merlons of the towers and the billowing banners simply conjure up our childhood established images of such a place. Crowns, stars and butterflies populate the page as they do so many of the following pages.

But on this page, and no other, are we treated to an image of a group of fellow fairies - Danny Garrett, digital restoration artist

But on this page, and no other, are we treated to an image of a group of fellow fairies – Danny Garrett, digital restoration artist

But on this page, and no other, are we treated to an image of a group of fellow fairies.

 

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About Danny Garrett

Danny Garrett, Digital Restoration Artist for "Princess April Morning-Glory" Danny Garrett is best known for his contributions to music ephemera of Austin, Texas, especially in its heady early days in the 1970s. His pen & ink poster portraiture advertising the latest shows were a must-have addition to any blues-lover who saw such greats as Muddy Waters, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Buddy Guy, and so many more at the legendary Antones nightclub.As computers came of age, Danny adapted and began working for digital game companies, later transitioning to teaching both traditional and digital art. While holding a tenured position at Auckland University of Technology in the Graphic Arts Dept., Danny developed digital techniques to restore Letitia’s artwork to its full glory, and render the previously unprintable pages, printable. Second only to Letitia, we would not finally be reading copies of Princess April Morning-Glory had Danny not graciously volunteered to take this project on.

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