The final image is also brilliant. It is a small illumination of a cat's ear – April's next sleeping chamber.

Page 19 – as if her heart would surely break (Artists & Illustrators)

by Danny Garrett
Austin, Texas

Princess April is all alone in the Great World. The opening illumination, a heart, sort of mitigates this situation and offers forth some graphic hope.

The opening illumination, a heart, sort of mitigates this situation and offers forth some graphic hope.

The opening illumination, a heart, sort of mitigates this situation and offers forth some graphic hope.

The blue butterfly appears as the succeeding illumination, and here we get not only a full top-down view of the butterfly, but it is semiotically angled toward the heart, as if in supplication to its beating. The third illumination on this page is brilliant. It is a warm and earth-colored painting of a gently curled sprig with flowers. I just love this particular image.

The final image is also brilliant. It is a small illumination of a cat's ear – April's next sleeping chamber.

The final image is also brilliant. It is a small illumination of a cat’s ear – April’s next sleeping chamber.

The bottom half of the page yields three more illuminations, the first of which is a trinity itself – that of posies. “Princess” receives its usual coronet. The final image is also brilliant. It is a small illumination of a cat’s ear – April’s next sleeping chamber.

 

 

 

 

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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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