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Rhapsody in Blue by Mangaka-chan Rhapsody in Blue by Mangaka-chan
This month's :iconclub-tutu: contest theme is the Jazz Age. Incidentally I've been working on a Princess Tutu AU fanfic called An Uncommon Witness which is set in the 1920's, so this prompt was right up my alley. ;)

In my story Duck (I use the English name in the fanfic since it's set in 1920's New York City) witnessed a murder carried out by Mytho, a mobster who is a member of the the notorious Corvo family. Fakir is the tenacious detective who's trying to build a case against the Corvo, and tries his best to protect Duck, his star witness, much to her chagrin. If you're interested in having a peep, you can find it here: [link]

This picture is partly inspired by a scene from chapter 5. The phonograph pictured is a Victrola, made by the Victor Talking Machine Company. The two rows of music are the opening portion of the famous clarinet solo in Rhapsody in Blue, written by George Gershwin in 1924. Most people might know it from Disney's Fantasia, and it's my favorite piece of music from that era.
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AndyofIndiana Featured By Owner May 13, 2014  Hobbyist
I think all the records back then were 78 RPM and could only hold three minutes of music per side tops.
Darcy06 Featured By Owner Sep 23, 2012
ahhhhhhhhhhhh so sweet and cute. I love the colors!
HopelessPandora Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Student General Artist
Kudos to you! Your entry in the contest truly captures the Jazz Age by actually incorporating the fun and music present in that era rather than the leading fashion. Good luck in the contest!
blueforestangelcat Featured By Owner Aug 31, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the expressions here! X3 So cute!
Good job overall! :D
Uncommon Witness inspired, hmm? Lol, I was hoping for this! XD Chapter 5 was a fun one, senario...fluff...*insert puppy-dog eyes*...does wants...*is promptly locked away withe the rest of the crazy fangirls*
brookiet77 Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
First of all I love this picture. :D Second I just read your fanfic (loved it!) but are you finished with it because chapter 14 didn't seem like the end to me.
Mangaka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 29, 2012
No, I'm not done writing "An Uncommon Witness" yet. This fanart was just inspired by a scene in chapter 5. :)
brookiet77 Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thanks. :) It's a really good fanfiction.
Mangaka-chan Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2012
Thank you! Glad you like it. :D
JulietsPuppY Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Dance, Fakir Dance!
Waifine Featured By Owner Aug 27, 2012  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
GORGEOUS as ever! I was so hoping that you would draw for this prompt! Ah! All of your tutu art is so beautiful. Also, will you ever be released that Christmas booklet? Or any tutu facomics?
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