"It's a temporary national condition," says the loathsome Jim Taggart, the weenie president of the railroad. In Rand's writing, everything is symbolic and planned. James Taggart always speaks conditionally, with "it seems to me," or "it has been said," or other evasions of plain truth. Hey, I was taught to speak like that, too, rather than make bold general assertions which were always untrue. But I don't go on like that any more. I try not to Go On at all. I just make graphic text and pictures.
I am planning to do the first few sections of "Atlas" as graphic sequential art. These sections introduce the major characters of the book, so I get to draw them. After that, I am not sure what I will choose to illustrate in the Atlas series. I have a whole lot of other projects to work on. If you want winged kittens or scantily clad babes, just speak up.