Festival in Venice

There’s a scene in The Famous Nini when the king declares National Nini Day and everyone celebrates.

Kerry Martin, the senior design editor, wasn’t happy with the scene as I’d depicted it in the thumbnail sketch with crowds on a bridge over a canal (p 17).  I worked up 3 rough alternative sketches—where we see Nonna & Nini through the crowd, where the crowd is seen from inside the caffè, where Nonna & Nini are out among the crowd—and then did a tight version of the winner.

2 responses to “Festival in Venice

  1. i love your style…so expressive!!! animated and just fantastic!!!! Love you John!!!

  2. I posted a review of NINI today on my blog if you want to read it.

    Elizabeth Varadan

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