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Giovanni Drogo first lays eyes on the Bastiani Fortress -From Dino Buzzati’s Tartar Steppe

[My second, not necessarily more successful attempt at illustrating a scene from Dino Buzzati’s 1940 novel the Tartar Steppe (Il deserto dei tartari in the original Italian). Giovanni Drogo, a young army officer is on his way to the Bastiani … Continue reading

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My comics adaptation of Robert Frost’s “Birches” in Plough Quarterly!

A couple of months ago, the American magazine Plough Quarterly commissioned me to create a visual interpretation of an extract from Robert Frost’s 1916 poem “Birches.” The comic is now up on their website: https://www.plough.com/en/topics/culture/poetry/robert-frosts-birches and will appear in their … Continue reading

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Giovanni Drogo first lays eyes on the Bastiani Fortress

I consider this one a failure, mainly because of compositional issues. Nonetheless, there are some salvageable elements that could be put to use in a second attempt:   There they go, Giovanni Drogo and his horse, see how small they … Continue reading

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Infinite Splendour of Krishna

In Chapter 10 0f the Bhagavad Gita, Lord Khrisna elaborates on his transcendent nature. He is to be found within all things, but above all, as he tells his interlocutor, the warrior Arjuna, he is to be conceived of and … Continue reading

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Massacre at Saint-Joachim

Throughout their siege of Quebec City in the summer of 1759, the British went about systematically raiding and destroying the French settlements both upriver and downriver from the capital of New France. During one such raid on the village of … Continue reading

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Little Red Riding Hood

In honour of Valentine’s Day, an unintentionally sexually suggestive illustration of Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf. In setting out to depict this scene for a homework exercise in a watercolour class I’m taking, I purposefully set … Continue reading

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The Rowboat at the End of the Earth

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