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 6, 2010: not the commandant
Here is a military woman based on Franz Kafka’s (totally messed up) story “In the Penal Colony.”
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 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.
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 17, 2010: la sirena
Here’s a fabulous, glorious, real-ass mermaid. She has webbed fingers and gills, so suck on that.
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.
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 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.”