October 22, 2008

Posted in Amelie & Coco project at 8:28 am by lilichkaia

Hi Coco,

Waou, you worked a lot the last days! Very lively conversation between the three pigs. I like very much how you reintroduced some elements you draw at the beginning (contrast between old and new China, buildings, bicycles…) and I like the idea of this Zodiac Pig’s family. It’s a good parallele between our two animals. My introduction should also picture the penguin in his family context (Ah! His mother…). And the parallele between the father showing his pictures and the penguin’s mother giving her clichés seems to work well.

I made this drawing yesterday. Did I already send it to you? I would like to draw another page where the penguin continues to cross the landscape, looking for something. I wanted him to ask where he can find the pig to one or two persons he meets in the drawing. However, your new pages give a different turn to the story and I have a few questions.

My penguin’s motivation to reach China was initiated by a phone call from China, from a pig who dialed the wrong number. Could we keep this idea but change the context? An idea: your pig calls from China to his family in heaven to give news but reaches instead another kind of kingdom where penguins live? He tells my penguin he’s in China, giving his first impressions (it doesn’t look like what he saw on the pictures). My penguin gives a few “clichés” he learned from his mother. They can have one or two exchanges by e-mail for example (your pig in an internet café..). My penguin decides to join your pig both out of curiosity and to escape his mother.

Now, from the painting, he could find a door, a scratch, anything (will find an idea..) and jumps out of the picture into…. the trafic jam! Just a few meters from your pig, as astonished as him? What happens next?

I think in the end we can alternate our pages to find a good rythm in the story, I have the feeling we are still making pieces for a final puzzle .

Coco, these are just suggestions. Please let me know what you think.
Tanitoc, I would be curious to read your impressions on our progresses.

Best to both of you,

Amélie

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