Monday, February 8, 2016

Noantri Potato Farmer

Other folks' fantasy tales and graphic stories feature heroes and gods and warriors and nobility and royalty as main characters. I give panel space to farmers, geologists, restaurant owners, and bartenders. And one wizard hero, who won't reappear for quite a while. This guy in the orange tunic is reluctantly digging potatoes (well, some kind of tuber as this takes place 3 million years ago on an alternate Earth) alongside his father or some other male relative, and he stops to look at the nearby volcano belching ash. He realizes then that their farm is going to be buried in volcanic ash, and that is why he is being urged to dig up as many tubers as they can save.

Ink and watercolor on Fabriano illustration board, 4" x 4 1/2", February 2016. From graphic novel in progress, "The Fiery Garden."

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