Author Bradley Trevor Greive walked into a rare-book shop in Sydney, Australia, two years ago and felt like he was looking back in time. There before him was a creative force as raw, strong, and straightforward as BTG was when trying to launch his eventual hit The Blue Day Book. Her name was Emma Magenta. The Peril of Magnificent Loveintroduces readers to the emotional world of a young girl who seeks love with a three-eared bunny and pursues a course to win him. Much to her chagrin, the girl discovers love's path is fraught with illusion and strewn with disappointment. Nevertheless, the young heroine overcomes her disillusions and finds new possibilities and strength in the lessons she's learned. Magenta illustrates her seemingly simple tale with naive red, black and white drawings that are filled with detail and emotion. Her keen, mischievous eye delves deeply and honestly into remote corners of the human heart. The book speaks to broad audience through its reflection of innocent dreams, sometimes-hard reality, and discerning hope for the future.
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(187mm x 139mm x 15mm)
Andrews McMeel Publishing
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Author Biography - BTG Studios
Emma Magenta was born in Sydney, Australia. Her drawing talent was recognized at an early age when she was commended for "The Best Depiction of Samson" in a school art competition. Later, and perhaps on this merit alone, Emma attended art school for several years. World travel, palmistry, and martial arts beckoned her from her studies, but eventually Emma's art called her home. Emma Magenta was born in Sydney, Australia, where she lives today. She attended art school for several years but was lured away from her studies by world travel, palmistry, and martial arts. Eventually, however, her art called her home. Her first book, The Peril of Magnificent Love, was nominated for a 2005 Book Illustration Award by the National Cartoonists Society.