I had an interesting challenge working in Teri's "Fairy Tales" book this month. Her book opens up in a vertical orientation. Some of the spreads that preceded mine took advantage of the height of the book (e.g., Rapunzel, Jack in the Beanstalk). What fairy tale could I pick that would allow me to do the same?
I just couldn't think of a fairy tale that inspired me, so I moved into Children's Stories, then Disney movies and that was when it came to me. I could do Pinocchio! I thought a pull-tab would be the perfect mechanism for his nose. And, to give this spread some height, I depicted him in his puppet stage so he could be suspended by the strings of a marionette.