“Deleted Scene” from The Red Shoes and Other Tales. At the request of our publisher, Papercutz, we changed several pages in the final version of the graphic novel.
Here we removed the blood from The Red Shoes story in the final version of the book:
Old version of page 41 in The Red Shoes and Other Tales
Final version of page 41 in The Red Shoes and Other Tales
The ending of The Little Match Girl was also changed. In the original tale, the little girl tragically dies from hunger and cold at the end of the story, as in this page below, which was our original ending (this version can be found in the Winter’s Tales mini-comic we made a few years ago):
Old version of the ending of The Little Match Girl
In the final version of our short adaptation, the last page above was replaced by the little match girl rising in the night sky in the arms of her dead grandmother. It’s a much sweeter, less bleak ending, perhaps more suitable for the audience our publisher had in mind. It took us a while to decide whether to agree to the change or not, but in the end, we’re glad we did agree, and now have a soft spot for the final, sweeter version.
Final version of the ending of The Little Match Girl (1)
Old version of the ending of The Little Match Girl (2)
There was one more page change in The Red Shoes story, and we wrote a post about it here a few months ago.