Dan Santat’s After the Fall

h1 October 10th, 2017 by jules



First image: An early sketch;
Second image: A final spread (“I didn’t look up. I didn’t look down.
I just kept climbing. One step at a time …”)
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I’ve got a review over at BookPage of Dan Santat’s After the Fall (Roaring Brook Press, October 2017). That is here.

Here at 7-Imp, Dan shares some preliminary, behind-the-scenes images (when the book, as you can see, was in third-person). After that are a few more final spreads from the book.

Enjoy!



 

Early Sketches / Preliminary Images:


 


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“Everyone knew Humpty Dumpty’s favorite spot was high up on the wall.”
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Some Final Spreads:


 


“After that day, I became afraid of heights.
I was so scared that it kept me from enjoying some of my favorite things.”

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“I almost walked away, again. …”
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“… until I was no longer afraid.”
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AFTER THE FALL. Copyright © 2017 by Dan Santat. Illustrations used by permission of the publisher, Roaring Brook Press, New York. Preliminary images used by permission of Dan Santat.

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2 comments to “Dan Santat’s After the Fall

  1. Thank you for and thank Dan! It is so generous to include preliminary and working drawings, and the finals are gorgeous.


  2. I think this is my One Book for this year. You know? There’s always ONE book that especially sings to me, and this is my One PB. I love the concept, the story behind it, and seeing the early sketches is a lot of fun. Thanks, guys!


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