Illustrations by Nancy C. Sampson

Posts from the ‘Henrí’ category

Here’s another finished illustration from my Plus France, Sil Vous Plait: Ways to be More French book idea.

Accordion-playing street musicians are definitely part of the fabric of Paris. I’ve heard their music playing at least once on each of my glorious trips to the City of Light. And any cliched or even sincere movie set in Paris just does not feel complete without accordion music played by a street musician wafting through a scene, or even for the entire soundtrack. (ex: Amelié; Midnight in Paris; Paris, Je T’aime; Charade … I could go on all night … please comment if you can recommend more!)

In honor of this fact, which I should find out the history of, I decided that if I was to hire a musician to play for me on my way to the market, while I’m eating dinner, or doing mundane tasks, it could bring me back to my fun times in France and it would add a Frenchie feeling to my Americane life. I’ve depicted this concept with Adele and Henrí in their kitchen and the accordion player that Adele has hired. Unfortunately Henrí doesn’t seem to be enjoying it so well since the accordion isn’t a very cat-friendly instrument.

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Here’s an image from a booklet about Adele and Henrí that I intend on self-publishing in print and tablet forms. I’ll share more details once I am closer to being finished. If you scroll down you’ll see the first finished illustration and a sketch for another that I will begin soon.

Are you on Twitter? Adele is now twittering, as is my pigeon friend, Percival Featherington III. You can find them under these Twitter handles: @Adele_18th and @Percival_F3

This tip is travel related: “Attach a decorated basket to your bicycle.”
Henrí’s though bubble will be “This one is nicely sized!”

Adele’s tip for adding French style to your wardrobe: “Accessorize with scarves!”
Henrí’s reaction: “Mmmmf! Mmmf!”

Au revoir, thanks for checking in!

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