Sunday, August 8, 2010
This is the page that goes with the drawing, I originally intended to have SEALY on the corners of each page so when you flipped the corners Sealy would move, I couldn't do that way back then so I just put the sequence of Sealys going across the bottom of the page. Well did I mention, Michie is an animator now! I am so proud of her, but when I am looking at this now I really think it has merit to show how the grown up Michelle developed into the wonderful artist and animator she is today! That is motivating me to continue to try to publish the original books I did way back then, because they may still inspire other children too!
This is the start of a book I did when my daughter was just starting kindergarten, now she is in the Animation department of UH Manoa and last year finished a cartoon based on this original SEALY book. She enhanced her story with her own memory and it is having its first film debut in a local filmfest, at the Pipeline Cafe on Oahu next tuesday. As I found the original copy I made in 1984 with xerox machines, I am now realizing what I couldn't do then I can now do with the computer. So I scanned it all and I hope to prepare it for publishing on createspace. Which looks affordable and enables me to publish the whole version. I couldn't resist this drawing as I thought it was so cute, Michie riding her bike to kindergarten with her little friend SEALY tagging along to keep her company. It is definitely a picture out of time, 1984, with of course a little imagination slipped in.