Detail from Caravaggio’s “Boy with a Basket of Fruit”, c.1593.
Vintage portraits of the Xhosa c early 1900s
Photos by AM Duggan-Cronin
Detail of Michelangelo’s Effigy in marble of Giuliano de’ Medici
photo by Aurelio Amendola
It was, indeed, a great yellow Wildcat, and the Woodman thought it must be chasing something, for its ears were lying close to its head and its mouth was wide open, showing two rows of ugly teeth, while its red eyes glowed like balls of fire.
Opener for Chapter 9! This is an unusual one: they’re off the road and separated from the Lion, and it starts abruptly with the wildcat and the mouse. The red haze in the distance is the poppy field from Chapter 8.
Did you know I have a new book out? It’s the first book of my fantasy adventure comic Vattu and I am pretty pleased with it. Also a few originals lately, and more to come. Holding onto the Oz originals until the book is done, though!
See you soon! Might try to get some spot illustrations done in the next few days.
The Entry of Mahomet II into Constantinople (1876) - Benjamin Constant