december 8, 2010: illogical

I drew Spock commenting on “The Lottery of Babylon.” Yeah, it was that interesting. I drew Uhura on the next page, but she ended up looking more like Niecy Nash than either Nichelle Nichols or Zoë Saldaña. She did not impress me enough to put her here. DEAL WITH IT.

december 2010 borges illogical junior thingsidrawinclass drawing doodle sketch spock star trek

december 6, 2010: not the commandant

Here is a military woman based on Franz Kafka’s (totally messed up) story “In the Penal Colony.”

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december 3, 2010: asterion

“The House of Asterion” is a recasting of the myth of Theseus and the Minotaur. It’s really sad and beautiful and totally awesome.

december 2010 borges asterion college junior relevant thingsidrawinclass drawing doodle sketch minotaur

december 3, 2010: “the interloper”

I actually didn’t read this story. (¡Lo siento, Profe!) But from what I gathered in class, these two crazy brothers fought over this woman and determined that the logical solution was to kill her. It was kind of a critique of machismo and the objectification of women. So, here are two drawings of Juliana alive, and one dead with a quote from the story.

december 2010 borges the interloper college junior relevant thingsidrawinclass drawing doodle sketch machismo objectification woman murder

november 22, 2010: two women

One’s a ballerina, one’s got a pretty dress. There were three, but the third was too close to the words and was not as visually interesting.

november 2010 borges two women college junior thingsidrawinclass drawing doodle sketch woman women ballerina

november 17, 2010: la sirena

Here’s a fabulous, glorious, real-ass mermaid. She has webbed fingers and gills, so suck on that.

november 2010 borges la sirena college junior drawing doodle sketch thingsidrawinclass

november 15, 2010: blood wedding

I had just seen the play Blood Wedding twice, and I found many common themes between Lorca’s play and Borges’ stories. This is the Mother and the Bride.

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november 10, 2010: “the dead man”

This is not the titular dead man. This is Bandeira, the man who orchestrates the arrogant protagonist’s death. He is described as an ethnic mixture of European, African, Jewish, and Indian, so that’s what I was going for.

november 2010 borges the dead man college junior relevant drawing doodle sketch thingsidrawinclass

november 8, 2010: fire

In “The Circular Ruins,” a sorcerer encounters a god named Fire who appears as a combination of a bull, a horse, and a tiger—or as I wrote in my notes that day, “like a liger but better.”

november 2010 borges fire college junior relevant drawing doodle sketch thingsidrawinclass