5.17.2009

Godfather Death

This was just a sort of challenge to get me working on something.  This is the first page to a Brothers Grimm story that I really like... I don't know if or how long it will be before I get around to more pages.  Due to having a sort of "style-crysis", Darci suggested I redo the same page a few more times, and just play around with different looks... and I think that's a good idea.  So, you might see this page re-drawn a few times before I continue with the story.

2 comments:

Emma C said...

Hmm...all I can think about is, "That poor wife! THIRTEEN CHILDREN!" :) I like that the panels in the middle row run into each other - this makes it feel like he's really off wandering the countryside in desolation. I also like the perspective in the top middle panel.

Are the words taken straight from the Bros Grimm? They feel like some of the story is being left out. Like I don't understand why the Death "would" make no difference btwn rich and poor - do you mean that because Death is impartial, he would make a good godfather? If so, why does impartiality make someone a good godfather? Sorry - I know there's more to the story, but that confused me.

Overall, though, I like it!

andyman said...

Yep, it's pretty much taken directly from the Brothers Grimm, to you can take up your gripes with them. I altered a few of the lines (wording/arrangement), and I also took only key lines from the story, there's a bit more filler that I left out.

With what you said about Death, I think the idea is that in his "job" he treats both rich and poor equally- they are equally susceptible to dying... he "makes all things equal" refers to that in death your worldly fortunes make no difference. I like that idea, and I believe that's part of why I like this story.

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