Saturday, December 25, 2010

MOBY-DICK, Page 492

Title: the feathers of an albatross, which sometimes are cast to the winds when that storm-tossed bird is on the wing.

7.75 inches by 10.75 inches
ink on found paper
December 13, 2010


  1. Wow to the bird, love the grain of the original photograph and the initial difficulty in deciphering what?
    Loads of good stuff underneath too.
    But most of all, Merry Christmas!

  2. Way back in 2004, in the second issue of my little homemade comic "Spudd 64," I drew a vast winged thing that I eventually started calling the brick bird. It looked very much like these albatrosses I have been drawing for the Moby-Dick project, and I am certain that even back in 2004 the first brick bird was inspired by something called a sand bird from a videogame (which I loved) called Super Mario Sunshine.

    It continues to amaze me how, in exploring my own personal vision of a deeply complex 109 year old novel about whaling (and everything else) I am somehow subconsciously and syncretically blending in Japanese videogames and science fiction comics.

    And Merry Christmas to you as well! By now, it is Boxing Day here but I did have a pretty good day yesterday. No, back to work for me!

  3. First thing that came to mind was a huge dragon flying off a Japanese carrier...been reading alot of Japanaes books of late!

  4. I was puzzling over just what that long runway was. I found this page in an old and huge book about the history of aviation, but I sliced it up before really spending much time puzzling out the contents. I do like your take on it though - a huge dragon flying off from a Japanese carrier sounds pretty cool to me.


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