THE ROSETTE

A graphic novel about wildlife crimes

 

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The Rosette is an upcoming graphic novel co-written by Devon Galpin Clarke and illustrated by Mariana Prieto to be published in summer 2018, about a teenager superhero and her snow leopard sidekick fighting wildlife crime.  The snow leopard Himalaya, Himmy for short, can make herself invisible to humans but leaves behind silver pawtprints. In the fall of 2017, while writing the script of The Rosette in Paris, Devon created a streetart project as a creative bridge from the literary world into the real world.  Himmy’s silver pawprints, unique from all other snow leopards as one of her pads is a heart, emerged in several locations around Paris and will be traveling through Oxford, England in June 2018. 

 

Soon after, the Mark of the Rosette started showing up in cities around the world, including Buenos Aires, El Chalten, Ushuaia, Denver, and of course Paris. The Mark of the Rosette is our superhero’s defining mark that had been phrophecised in the animal world.  

Coupled together, our superheroes, The Rosette and Himmy, enter the real world as the graphic novel becomes published to blur fantasty and reality.  Does The Rosette really exist? Does an invisible snow leopard travel through the city leaving silver footprints?  Take a photo and #TheRosette if you find The Mark of the Rosette or Himmy’s pawprints in your town and post on Instagram. 

 

In the fall of 2017, while writing the script of The Rosette in Paris, Devon created a street art project as a creative bridge from the literary world into the real world.  Himmy’s silver footprints emerged in several locations around Paris. Soon after, the Mark of the Rosette started showing up in cities around the world, including Paris. The Mark of the Rosette is our superhero’s defining mark that appeared in a prophecy from the animal world.  

Coupled together, our superheroes, The Rosette and Himmy, enter the real world as the graphic novel becomes published to blur fantasy and reality.

 


Does The Rosette really exist?

Does an invisible snow leopard travel through the city leaving silver footprints?  

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 First stencil done! Paris, Summer 2017

First stencil done!
Paris, Summer 2017

 Stencils for Himmy's paw prints flying through the streets of Paris. Summer 2017

Stencils for Himmy's paw prints flying through the streets of Paris. Summer 2017

 The mark of The Rosette on Rue Legouvé. Paris, Spring 2018.

The mark of The Rosette on Rue Legouvé. Paris, Spring 2018.

 

Stumbled across one of the marks of The Rosette?  Tag #TheRosette