Some illustrations I did for the short stories we read in Illustrative Storytelling with Jeff Smith...
"The Hollow Men" Thomas Wolfe
I really liked this story. I found it to be very relevant and interesting.
Sorry...I can't really think of what else to write at the moment. I'm a little preoccupied with the thought that I should be writing my essay on Maus.
"The Visitor" James M. Cain
Along with the story, we also read Rudyard Kipling's poem "If". From that, I decided to illustrate a scene from the story in a way that would make it about Man's desire to take control of Nature. Here, Man is represented by the plastic and the tiger represents the force of Nature. "Clever girl..."
"A Good Man is Hard to Find" Flannery O' Connor
What I liked most about this story was how the Misfit, the presumed villain of the story, exposes the worst parts of the Grandmother's character, dismisses her platitudes and brings her closer to spirituality. I really liked O' Connor's characterizations of the Grandmother and the Misfit, and her exploration of the good and evil that coexist within all of us.