Sunday, January 27, 2008
IF: Tales and Legends
The theme for "Illustration Friday" (http://www.illustrationfriday.com/linkviewer.html) 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: http://www.mala.bc.ca/~Johnstoi/stories/kafka-E.htm
Around the same time in my life I also illustrated Stephen King's IT in woodcut...This one is titled "Beep, beep, Ritchie!"