Francesca Damkar is an illustrator from Hollister, California, specializing in comics, comic strips, fantastical worlds, talking animals, humor and life in the twentieth century. She graduated from the Academy of Art University in 2017 with a BFA in illustration with a focus in comics. She also works as a writer, writing short stories, poems, and novels. When not working on her illustrations or written works, she pursues her other passions of cooking/baking, archery, traveling and spending time with her family. She also dedicates her time to volunteering on the board at the local county library and generating posters for fundraiser events.
Did you know that the guitarron is used in mariachi bands?
Did you also know that the duduk comes from Armenia?
From the United States of America to New Zealand, musical instruments can be found across the world, all of their voices made to create unique rhythms when played. But there are some instruments that are not as well known as others, such as the Nigerian udu or the French serpent.
Retro Rhythms offers a journey of musical fun to both young and old, weaving in stories of the world's musical instruments from across eras and cultures in rhyme and song. Drawn with bright colors and fantastical shapes, this collection of doodles is illustrated in a mid-century style, marking it as a visually appealing catalogue for all to enjoy and learn.
Thank you, dear reader
For your interest in this music book
I invite you now
To please take a look!