I was commissioned by the author M. R. Warriner to illustrate his story The Pigeon Prince. I loved the story from the very beginning, especially for the setting: the fabulous Venice, with its canals, bridges and squares, made even more magical by the Carnival. Furthermore, the fact that the protagonist of the story was a pigeon has allowed me to show Venice from particular point of view: I enjoyed illustrate ancient buildings’ roofs , churches’ domes and calli viewed from above.
The Pigeon Prince is now available for purchase on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. From the overview of the book:
“Meet Paolo Piccione, one of the famous pigeons of St. Mark’s Square! Venice is a magnificent city, especially if you’re a pigeon. Not only do the people of Venice feed the birds, but tourists lay birdy banquets at their feet! However, Paolo, oh little Paolo, he yearns to be more than just a pigeon… This beautifully illustrated, lyrical story tells the tale of Paolo, a prince among pigeons who wants to be human, and the grand adventure that leads him to realize it is silly to long to be something he is not”.