Story conceived on many holiday eves since childhood, written by C Merry 2003
Full text and illustrations happilyeverover.blogspot.com/
"Santa as you've never seen him before!"
"An epic tale that explains a lot of what you never understood about holidays. An economic crisis among the magical creatures leads to crime, so Santa Claus and a police investigator must save the day!"
As a holiday gift I wanted to bring sound and motion to my Happily Ever Over drawings. They are ink, colored pencil and watercolor marker on paper. I was inspired by the book segments in LeVar Burton's wonderful Reading Rainbow.
I hope you like it. It's the first video I ever made so please forgive its shortcomings, and I hope you enjoy it with all the happiness I put into making it.
"Happily Ever Over is a YA story that gently transitions Santa from the fancifully imaginary to the mythological.
-Michael Bino, Culture Blogger, Tech Specialist Princeton University"
Happily Ever Over is an amazing holiday epic. Subtitled "How Santa Saved The World Then Lost It All", the story is billed as a 'never before recalled history of something no one remembers anymore.' I'm a big fan of fairy tales, mythology, and Christmas. This story winds them all together with a sense of whimsy.
Written and illustrated by CMerry during a period of illness, the story has only previously been published in hand-made collages, as gifts for friends. The illustrations are marvelous. Let's be grateful that CMerry has shared this lovely story with us...
~Rockhoppers Daily Grind
Full length story:
Full music credits at end.
Sound and picture created with iMovie5 on a PowerBook G4 laptop. Additional sound mixing on ProTools.