As many of our blog followers know, Italian author/illustrator Davide Cali toured Adelaide, Melbourne and Sydney in May this year.
As a special thank you to the Wilkins Farago team he gave each of us a ‘blad’ or author/illustrator proof of one of his stories. As you can see from the images below this is illustrated by him as a guide for the illustrator and the publisher. This is actually quite an unusual way of working, but because Davide is also a cartoonist he can’t help but see the story playing out in his head as he writes, ‘like watching a film.’
Here are some of the beautiful illustrations from the proof for Santa’s Suit... enjoy!
And this is how the final book turned out – with equally charming illustrations by Eric Heliot. If you would like read more about Santa’s Suit please click on the image below.