Page 37: "King Thunderdum" The second is King Thunderdum and he gets the proper British regent version of a crown – the Imperial State Crown. Now, that's a crown! ' Thunderdum' also gets a powerful illumination, and the two together are more than impressive..." ~ Danny Garrett, Restoration artist

Page 37 – the song and so enchanted (Artists and Illustrators)

by Danny Garrett
Austin, Texas

This week’s page sees Princess April appears along with her coronet as does the blue butterfly with its iconic image.

‘Happy’ wears its illuminated cloak of red rays. Curiously though, the ‘tower’ is illuminated once more, but this time unfurling a red banner instead of a blue one, under which it appeared on the preceding page. Why is that? I think it is because that this time when the tower is mentioned, it is done in tandem with the concept of being locked in it.

The second paragraph is replete with new illuminations. And powerful ones. Two kings suddenly appear. The first is the uncle of the imprisoned princess, and he is illuminated with a coronet crown – big and golden.

Page 37: "King Thunderdum" The second is King Thunderdum and he gets the proper British regent version of a crown – the Imperial State Crown. Now, that's a crown! ' Thunderdum' also gets a powerful illumination, and the two together are more than impressive..." ~ Danny Garrett, Restoration artist

Page 37: “King Thunderdum” The second is King Thunderdum and he gets the proper British regent version of a crown – the Imperial State Crown. Now, that’s a crown! ‘ Thunderdum’ also gets a powerful illumination, and the two together are more than impressive…” ~ Danny Garrett, Restoration artist

The second is King Thunderdum and he gets the proper British regent version of a crown – the Imperial State Crown. Now, that’s a crown! ‘ Thunderdum’ also gets a powerful illumination, and the two together are more than impressive; not even mentioning the twin bells of ‘marry’ that precedes it.

Page 37 - marry, the word

Page 37 – marry, the word

Page 37 - the word 'Prince' - "'Prince' Chivalry receives his own crown, somewhere between the diadems of the kings. Very interesting visual semiotics when you think about it. " ~ Danny Garrett, Restoration Artist

Page 37 – the word ‘Prince’ – “‘Prince’ Chivalry receives his own crown, somewhere between the diadems of the kings. Very interesting visual semiotics when you think about it. ” ~ Danny Garrett, Restoration Artist

‘Prince’ Chivalry receives his own crown, somewhere between the diadems of the kings. Very interesting visual semiotics when you think about it. The last illumination in this paragraph presents a little portrait of a ‘Purple Lake. This is just a sweet little image and shows off the richness of watercolor.

Yet another crown for the ‘Princess’ and quite different from the other. The semiotics continue. The last illuminations go together. Again we have the ‘marry’ bells that are, of course, a couple joined by a ribbon. Then there are the hearts of ‘true love’.

 Page 37 - the hearts of true love

Page 37 – the hearts of true love

Again, a couple, but unjoined by a third element. The very essence of the power of love, true or no.

 

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Danny Garrett

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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