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Jerome diary no.1

April 15, 2010

Well here we are, Dorota and I sharing the same Blog. Even though we have been updating each other’s work over the telephone, via e-mails and our meet-ups in Montreal for the past years since The Dentist and the Toothfairy, Dorota came in with this idea of publically sharing a blog about the development of our up-coming adventure, Lila.

I thought this it was a fantastic idea! However, I am not a very good writer (that’s her forte) and besides, English is my second language (French being my birth one) Soooo…. Bare with me with some spelling errors and cope with some backwards written moments 🙂 Anyways…yeah…As long as I am making myself understood, that is what counts right?

For those who are familiar with the first book The Dentist and the Toothfairy, you may remember this character at the end of the story named Lila. She was the last and final illustration I drew for the book. In the end of the first book Lila left us readers on an exclamation and questionable mark…A wonder about her…And yes, we wanted to know more about this new character that was suddenly introduced, yet, suddenly gone. 

A classic cliffhanger.

Well there will be an answer to the whereabouts of this mystical Lila and this Blog will slowly show how this character will develop through Dorota’s writing. And as of me, I will be in charge of creating a visual of our new heroine and the characters involved in this new story. This part you will witness too.

Let me say this, a challenge is also arising that makes me a little nervous. In the first story the Dentist and the Toothfairy were based upon one of my painting. Therefore, the image I had of them has been already created. Of course there were additional characters that I had to create upon Dorota’s The Dentist and the Toothfairy book like… Crown, Mr Colgate etc…But now with Lila, it is like a reversal of the medal. Lila already exists in Dorota’s mind and I have to come up with her…Visually.

I do have a little idea of what Lila will look like, she has been in my thinking camp for a few years since Dorota told me once that Lila will continue to exist and be the main character of her new story.

…And I can promise you that…

Lila will deliver this same craftsmanship as The Dentist and the Toothfairy, only with a twist. This is my surprise to you and she will look just as sexy as Dorota cleavage….Shit did I write this out loud?

The making of The Dentist and the Toothfairy book was intense and highly detailed (imagery wise) AND if you keep reading our Blog you will soon discover the faith of the book as far as the art is concerned. I have plenty of ideas that are already set in my mind, now the tic-tac-tic-tac sound awaits me with the script!

More to come…

Ah and yeah, this blog is not just based on work, but it is based on a fun and inventive, collaborative of two artists.

Dorota and me.

Then, all you need to do is to witness it and keep reading!


PS: Dorota, I do have the picture of the cleavage you spoke about but this blog won’t let me upload it…Want it to post? I must be missing an application- insert pics- thiggy button in my program… Am i blind? Am i missing it? Am i not seeing it? Do i need glasses? Contact lenses? A magnifying glass? Should I call my neighbor? The police? Some hippies with higher knowledge? 5 years old kids that are more cybered than me? Do i have to blow of sleep with the computer?  HELP! :-)))

2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 12, 2010 4:13 am

    I enjoyed your post very much, and found much humor in it.. loved the part at the end…I of course will follow your blog.. ha ha ha!
    Rissa has some pretty cool friends!
    I hope you guys like the pics she sends you (test shots)
    We had fun yesterday with this..
    Thought I should introduce myself, as I somehow stumbled upon this page this morning..
    I wanted to see some more of your art.. I paint also, acryllics. ( a couple of my paintings are on painting now lives in england, and another is going to australia!)different style than yours, I love all the details you use.
    Anyways, Hello, and I hope to have some fun w rissa on this project!


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