Sunday, January 27, 2008

IF: Tales and Legends

The theme for "Illustration Friday" ( this week is "Tales and Legends." I did this woodcut print in the early 1990's. I think it meets this week's challenge quite well.

It's titled Metamorphosis and is an illustration of Franz Kafka's short Gothic tale of the same title. In Kafka's Metamophosis the protagonist awakes to find that he's turned into a beetle in his sleep. Here my intention was to illustrate the transition between man and insect.

You can read the e-book free here:

Around the same time in my life I also illustrated Stephen King's IT in woodcut...
This one is titled "Beep, beep, Ritchie!"

1 comment:

michael said...

these are fantastic wood cuts! i like how in the top one he's clutching grey's anatomy, how fitting. And the clown, what can i say, its just plain awesome. very nice work!