Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Crescendo, a new book

I finally have some time to share my new book with you! It's a story written by my dear friend Susanna, based on an idea for a book that i had started working on about 5 years ago.

I'd come up with an idea about a town where music ceased to exist, and a little boy helped bring it back. I didn't know how to develop the story or find an ending for it, so I asked Susanna for help. I had already made about 5 illustrations, and we took the opposite route. She wrote a beautiful story based on the initial concept, but adding an unexpected twist: the boy is deaf.

After many turmoils (uninterested publishers, a doubtful and lazy illustrator, the finally giving up and leaving the book to gather dust in an abandoned drawer), I am happy to announce that Crescendo has seen the light of day. there are already books out there with my name on it, but I can say that this is really my first, as it goes back to the very beginning of my life as an illustrator.








The title is a play on the musical term which comes from the italian word 'growing'. an apt term in every way.

Susanna has dedicated the story to the Manos Blancas project, an initiative born in Venezuela to bring music to children who are cognitively or hearing impaired.

The book was published in Spain by La Fragatina,  you can find it online in Spanish and Italian. 

9 comments:

Maria Larsson said...

Hi Felicita! What an interesting subject for a children's book! And your illustrations are amazing!!! Congratulations to a beautiful project! My name is Maria and I'm a Swedish creative who usually never leave comments but I just HAD to, seeing this! I've been visiting your webpage on and off because I find your illustrations so inspiring! Good luck now!!!

felicita said...

thanks so much maria!

Angela Eastgate said...

Congratulations! This is really inspiring. Im such a big fan of your work.

Jess said...

Fantastic work! Your illustrations have so much life and movement in them, many congratulations on the book! xx

felicita said...

thanks so much angela!

felicita said...

thankyou jess!

barbara said...

it looks beautiful!! Congratulations!
Why did you have another illustrator before, although you already had started with the illustrations?

felicita said...

hi barbara, thankyou.
i am the only illustrator! I started writing the story, but then got another person to re-write it!

felicita said...

hi barbara, thankyou.
i am the only illustrator! I started writing the story, but then got another person to re-write it!