Friday, January 12, 2007

The Road :: Cormac McCarthy

tomer :: this novel was chosen by Entertainment Weekly as the best book of the year (06). here's the publisher's description: A father and his son walk alone through burned America. Nothing moves in the ravaged landscape save the ash on the wind. It is cold enough to crack stones, and when the snow falls it is gray. They sky is dark. Their destination is the coast, although they don’t know what, if anything, awaits them there. They have nothing; just a pistol to defend themselves against the lawless bands that stalk the road, the clothes they are wearting, a cart of scavenged food—and each other.

by placing the boy over his father's shoulders a third creature comes to life-- a two headed traveler alertly looking at both directions at once while keeping it's two parts mutually aware of the other's being. the figure extands from the top of the image to it's bottom, literally crossing the landscape.

14 comments:

  1. nice desaturation...looks like it was fun to color.

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  2. This is amazing, great work! I'm always so in love with this kind of post-apocalyptic imagery, and you've done a beautiful job.

    It's also inspired me to buy the book, so thanks for that!

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  3. I love the art. I love the description of the story as well. I love the destruction all around them. its GREAT!

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  4. I love the thought process behind the image. It's great to see you describe your reasons as to the placement of your figures. It makes perfect sense!

    Keep it up.
    -Oskar

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  5. The Road was an amazing book. It's great to see someone visualize it.

    Strong illustrations and great colors, but I would have like to see the battered shopping cart they pushed along the whole book.

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  6. I really like the color on this one. Great work in the last issue of Playboy as well. I don't think you've posted that one yet.

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  7. Anonymous10:02 PM

    The childs head has spun around a full 180 degrees.

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  8. Oh, very nice! That story completely rocked. You should do something for Blood Meridian! Another great book by Cormac.

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