Upon a Time, Book One
by Frieda Fitzenmeyer. Illustrated by Carol J. Blinn. 1984.
teensy book, the first in Frieda’s series, tells the story
of a little duck who likes to play at being things he is not. Carol
has made nine charming line drawings, each depicting a dress-up
1/2 by 3 inches high; 16 pages; letterpress printed; the type is
Spectrum and the paper is Mohawk Superfine; 9 line drawings hand
watercolored; sewn into Canson wrappers.
edition of 125 copies; signed by Frieda and Carol.
1984, during a period of despondency, a new personality emerged
from Warwick Press. She had been threatening to surface for some
months. Frieda Fitzenmeyer came into her own like a tidal wave.
She is a force to be reckoned with - in short, she is German, she
is powerful and she is silly. Yet she has a dark side, too. From
time to time, Frieda collaborates with Warwick Press to bring her
inimitable style to certain publications. If her energy and enthusiasm
last, she intends to develop and contribute a lifelong series of
work, Once Upon a Time books, which will have various texts with
illustrations done by Carol. It should be noted that though Frieda
writes the text, all of the design, illustration, printing and binding
and plain slogging hard work are done by Carol. Frieda has better
things to do.