Monday, December 28, 2009

Odysseus


This isn't something I would normally do, but over Christmas (feeling restless but unwilling to do actual work), I did this sketch based on Odysseus. I've been re-reading "The Odyssey" and am again struck by how well the characters translate to comic book style illustration. Everyone in the book is either a god or god-like. No Woody Allen-esque men included, even for comparison.

There's a scene in "The Simpson's Movie" where Albert Brooks' character says "I want 10,000 tough guys and I want 10,000 soft guys to make the tough guys look tougher." Apparently, however, Homer ("Odyssey" author) was unaware of this technique. Shame, really.

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