October 31, 2008
the introduction of the penguin, that should follow the introduction of the pig…
October 26, 2008
Another cliché that we might use somewhere in the story…
Coco has made new pages for the telephone conversation between the pig and the penguin, as she restarted her part from the beginning.
And I mixed it with my previous drawings. Let’s see if the idea suits Coco as well…
I added a missing page in this part of the story…
October 22, 2008
How the penguin eventually gets out of the painting and how he meets the pig… if Coco agrees with the idea, as I picked her character out of one of her last pages…
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,
October 21, 2008
The journey through the Chinese painting has begun… maybe an intermediary page between this one and the previous one would be necessary but I prefer to wait Coco’s drawings and see what she proposes… The penguin may cross a lake on a boat, looking for the Chinese pig and then…
October 18, 2008
It seems that the penguin will soon start a strange journey…
October 17, 2008
Coco and I have thought that our characters could meet via a very ancient chinese landscape painting… let’s see if this idea works…
October 15, 2008
October 14, 2008
I post the pages I have received from Coco, as she cannot easily access our blog. Her pig answers some of my penguin’s clichés over Chinese demography (preference for male births, overpopulation, democracy… For the moment we don’t have a particular order, we’ll probably construct our work as a puzzle in the end, adding or eliminating some pages to obtain a coherent exchange between our two characters.
All the best to all,