September 12, 2008

Early posts Amelie & Coco

Posted in Amelie & Coco project at 10:51 am by nunnaree

  1. Amélie said,

    September 12, 2008 at 7:29 am · Edit

    Hi Coco,

    It took me a bit longer to get rid of what I had to do today. I’ve just read more carefully David’s instructions. It’s difficult to make one choice among the themes, I find them all interesting. But we have to start from somewhere… For the moment, I would like to give a few ideas on why I could get inspired by three of the proposed themes.

    Climate change

    I’ve recently started to develop a new character, a little penguin, who’s ready for new adventures. It could be a good purpose to talk about icebergs melting, white bears disappearing, the level of the seas rising… there might be a sensitive and comic way to talk about this very serious matter. What about a parallel character you would develop, wandering in another endangered environment?

    School and children games

    Lots of memories… My best “games” partner was my brother, we were very free to play wherever we wanted in the countryside where I grew up. I’ve already thought of using these memories to tell stories. I made a few sketches in a travel diary. I also enclose them (it’s written in French). The theme could help us build bridges between your culture and mine, through childhood.

    Life in the city, life in the country

    I’m a country girl ;-) I grew up in a village in France and I left at the age of 18. Since then I’ve always lived in cities (Paris, Budapest, Brussels). I have a sort of love/hate relationship with both countryside and city, needing the two of them in turn.

    Well, I’m looking forward to reading your first impressions and suggestions.
    Is there a possibility to view some of your work somewhere on internet? A website? Mine is



  2. nunnaree said,

    September 12, 2008 at 8:19 am · Edit

    Hi Amelie, hi Coco and Tanitoc,

    – Feel free to use to blog as well for communication. You’ll see that there are two sections where your pair can post stuff:
    – one section one for comments between you not necessarily are very very private (for that the email is better) but that can help the others guys to see how communication is developed and in a further stage, when the blog presented to “the world” (for the time being external people cannot comment) for people to understand better the artists’ process of creation and communication;
    – and a second one for works and images.

    I think this is Coco’s website where you can read-see more about her:

    Cheers and happy to see that you are already starting the communication. I cannot wait to see the first images in the blog!

    Best regards,


  3. tanitoc said,

    September 14, 2008 at 12:10 pm · Edit

    Hi Coco,

    Delighted to hear that you’re already drawing! As I said in my last e-mail, to me the blog is the kitchen, the workshop the dining room.
    Looking forward to it,



  4. tanitoc said,

    September 18, 2008 at 12:12 pm · Edit

    Dear Coco and Amélie,

    I hope you’re both well.

    Thank you for your enthusiastic approach!
    I did indeed receive your ideas and pictures – it’s all pertinent. The parallel “old-now” page about China is great, it could potentially become the idea for a book, don’t you think, Coco? As for the essay on global warming from a penguin point of view, what can I say? Well done.

    I like very much the fact that you’re trying to balance a spontaneous “go-for-it” approach with a more “planning-ahead” thinking – sounds to me like an enjoyable and smart way to do it.

    Maybe, on the challenge to link your works, just an down-to-earth idea: would you consider giving yourselves a format (size and dimensions of each strip)? That way, you might be able to move each strip around (say, in a final page of 3), you would get a simple, flexible way to build this parallel narrative: you’d be free to say, at any given moment, well, for instance, page 4, we need to have 2 Coco strips + one Amélie strip, then a whole page 5 by Amélie, then for page 6, 1 Coco strip, 1 Amélie srip, 1 Coco strip, followed by a whole page 7 by Coco, etc.
    This would mean that you don’t have to worry right now about the editing, you can just get on with your current dialogue – we can have a look at diverse combinations whenever you feel like “playing with this puzzle”!

    Let me know what you think.


    PS: Amélie, thank you very much for blogging Coco’s work – nice one.


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