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Page 17: the word - brave. As a semiotic flag, note the red cross across the knight's shield.

Page 17 – Immediately Princess April realized that she had been tricked

by Kelley Smoot Garrett, Austin, Texas

This is one of my personal favorite pages from Princess April Morning-Glory. The ½ plate illustration presents the reader with an image of our heroine astride a detailed, anatomically-correct, rendition of a grasshopper. Continue reading

April 1, 2013 – Page 14: great a temptation

by Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page14 - great a temptation. And in spite of the blue butterfly's warning that if they left the Enchanted Forrest they could not return, she stepped over the magic boundary.

Page14 – great a temptation. And in spite of the blue butterfly’s warning that if they left the Enchanted Forrest they could not return, she stepped over the magic boundary.

March 25, 2013 – Page 13: fairy children went to school

by Letitia Fairbanks, Hollywood, California

Page 13 - fairy children went to school, Princess April decided instead to take a peek at the Great World beyond.

Page 13 – fairy children went to school, Princess April decided instead to take a peek at the Great World beyond.

Enchanted Forest

Page 7 – Once Upon A Time (the A&I’s perspective)

By Danny Garrett, Hollywood, California

And so the story begins. Much illumination on the page, starting with the illuminated initial, the “O” in “Once upon a time…” The term itself is derived from the Latin initialis, or standing at the beginning. When, as in this case, the initial is nested in an ornate space, and with images inside them, they are known as historiated initials. This is exactly what we have here with butterflies, plants – including a grinning countenance, and a custom border. Continue reading