It’s DONE !

Yay! The last 3 pages are uploaded ! You can read the end of the Venice Chronicles here (with Slickr Gallery) or here (as a Flickr Set)! It feels so weird to be finished … anyway, thank you all for your support and let me know what you think of this crazy ending !

The stats: 110 pages of watercolors, 2 pages of dance scribbles, 1 page of sketches from my, ahem, girlfriend and her parents, 11 chapter pages … for a total of 124 pages.

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29 Responses to “It’s DONE !”

  1. Lexi Says:

    Hey Enrico!! I had a sneaking suspicion about half way through that it would end this way! Beautiful work throughout! And a belated congrats on getting married! Hope you have a grand time visiting over there again! And hopefully we’ll see this published sometime in the future. Great work – congrats on finishing it! Enjoy your trip!

  2. Craig Says:

    Wow. Congratulations on your wedding and on finishing the chronicles! How excellent! Great ending! What a pleasure it has been enjoying the story and superb watercolors. Between this, Ratatouille, 3 trees – you have kept us all well entertained! Thanks Enrico, hope your trip inspires a sequel. :)

  3. john Says:

    Lovely twist… really satisfying ending.. beautiful art and story… buona vacanza:)

  4. Bonny Says:

    Congratulations to both of you!! Woo Hoo! I loved this chronicle! Even when I was in Italy I kept checkin in to see what the latest chaptr was like. Maybe this next trip will inspire a sequel or another chronicle.

    Buon viaggio!

  5. Enrico Says:

    Lexi- Thanks! It’s quite great to get to the finish line …

    Craig- Thanks! And thanks for the kind words … I really appreciate.

    John – eh, glad you liked it … and didn’t feel cheated … :) Grazie !

    Bonny- eh eh. Grazie ! Yah, you never know what this trip will bring, but I think I might try and sketch less … sit back and enjoy the ride … honeymoons are quite done for sketching after all … ;)

    e

  6. Alina Says:

    Always fun to see your sketchbook drawings!

  7. amelia Says:

    Yay!! Marvelous! And hilarious! And genius!
    It has been a delight watching the Venice Chronicles grow. Ratatouille is awesome. I’m seeing it again tonight…for the 3rd time… :)

  8. Tim Says:

    Congrats! I enjoyed reading in progress and the end made me happy :)
    I really admire your ability to put something like that down on paper.

  9. Nancy Says:

    Whee! Congratulations to a beautiful couple!!!

  10. Donal Says:

    Amazing finish!

    God, I can’t wait to have this book in my hands. It’ll never leave my bag.

  11. Bobby Chiu Says:

    Hi Enrico,

    Just wanted to say that I love what you’ve done with the sketchcrawl. I have a little non-profit sketch group too here in Toronto Canada where we go sketching in the subways every Sunday… and there’s a bunch of smaller subway sketchgroups around the world. Let me know if there’s any events later on where we could join forces… I think it’d be interesting!

    Anyhow, hope to meet you in SD Comicon in a few weeks!

    Bobby

  12. Karen Says:

    Huzzah! Great finish Enrico! I truly enjoy your watercoloring work. :)

  13. matt nolan Says:

    haha, enrico this is an adorable comic!

  14. cK Says:

    E,

    thanks again for sharing this great story online. The cityscapes of Venice were beautiful and inspiring. Got inspired to see a live performance of Jon Goode dance due to this comic. Shared your Sketchtravel Yoga class with my Yoga teachers whom really liked it and forwarded to their Yogis. What is your next project. (back to Haiku?)

    Take care and enjoy your trip.

    cK

  15. Enrico Says:

    Alina, Tim, Karen, Matt Nolan – thanks so much! Happy to hear you enjoyed this silly travelogue …

    Amelia – Wow, 3rd time. Way to go ! :)

    Nancy – eh … thanks … you knew the ending since last sketchcrawl … ;)

    Donal – eh eh, thanks I am happy you feel that way …

    Bobby Chiu – neat, I had heard of your sketching group … I love sketching in subways too … indeed we should make one of the next dates a sketchcrawl + subway sketching date !
    Unfortunately I won’t be in San Diego this year, as you can see I am off for a little vacation … I’ll be gone for a month or so. But you have a great time there!

    cK – You’re very welcome … Glad you got inspiration out of this … Funny to hear your yoga teacher has been sharing my yoga page … :)
    As far as what’s next ? Very good question … well I guess first I have to try and make the Venice Chronicles into a book … hopefully get it published right … that might take some energy …
    Then yes … maybe Haiku … :)
    would also still love to put all my japan trip watercolors together …

    e

  16. Donal Says:

    I posted a link to this on the Brian Bendis message board, and someone on there suggested First/Second publishing would be a good home for this book. That it’d fit the readers.

    Is “The Venice Chronicles” going to be the book’s title? Or is this officially “Sketchcrawl vol 3.”?

    A Haiku 5-7-5 OGN would be sweet, too.

  17. Enrico Says:

    Thanks Donal … yes indeed First Second is on my list of doors to knock on … especially since their release of Joan Sfar’s Klezmer.
    The hardcover version is the perfect kind of book I’ve been looking at as far as quality of print and style for the venice chronicles … and that’s also I bet the reason some of the Brian Bendis board members thought of First Second …
    Worth a try … though I could see them wanting more serious stories than this strange book …

    And I think it should be named: “The Venice Chronicles – a meandering travelogue and love story

    or something like that ….

    :)

    e

  18. Scott Morse Says:

    Congrats, man! What an achievement!

    Have a great trip…see ya soon!

  19. Liana E Says:

    I loved reading the Venice Chronicles! Your comic is really wonderful; I think publishing is a great idea. Thanks for sharing all of your hard work and congratulations!

  20. meire Says:

    your work is WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!!!!!

  21. Benjamin De Schrijver Says:

    What a wonderful film. So honest and real, with pretty much perfect choices in exaggeration and pacing. My face just lit up when I read it! So joyful…

    (oh, and thanks for pointing me towards Hugo Pratt… even though I’m European (Belgian), I didn’t know of his work)

  22. Benjamin De Schrijver Says:

    Did I just write wonderful film? Of course I meant comic… Might be because it reminds me so much of My Neighbours The Yamada… and that’s a good thing, of course!

  23. Daniel Says:

    I really enjoyed your comic! Great work! Funny and fun to read.

  24. Signalite Says:

    Exhilarating and inspiring! I totally needed this.

  25. K.Borcz Says:

    Wow that was amazing! :) I really like the chronicles. Thanks for posting them.

  26. Jason Forester Says:

    Aloha Enrico,

    I first came to your work through Sketchcrawl, which is getting very popular here in Hawai’i, then I started noticing your work all over the place – 3trees, Pixar, links from Drawn… Venice was a really great surprise – page after page of beautiful, loose yet expressive and somehow detailed watercolors. Fabulous stuff, thank you so much for making it available. Inspired me to get out the waterbrush and travel ink kit for my upcoming trip too.

    And of course, many happy wishes to you and your lovely bride! Enjoy your trip!

    - jason

  27. sethro Says:

    great ending! very romantic, and i love how it comes full circle.

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  29. Khalid al-Dakheel Says:

    Amazing coloring .. luv it