Thursday, October 31, 2013
This an illustration from Book #4, "The Saeshell Book of Time Part 4: The Ceremony of Life". It shows a close-up of Tyco's dad, when he was a child, writing poetry. He always wears a medal passed down from his family's ancestors. It is a medal they were given by the Sun Gods. He was a Mayan who grew up in Mexico.
Tyco's dad would sit out under the stars and write poetry. He would give it away to people. The poetry caught the Saeshells attention and they traced the poetry's source and eventually found him. When they found him, they made plans of what they would do to him over his lifetime. They had a use for him....but so did the Sun Gods....
Matt Curtis is the series illustrator.
Friday, October 25, 2013
Thursday, October 10, 2013
“Why do you hate me, mean boy? Is it my poetry? Do you not like it? I know first graders are not supposed to write poetry. But my teacher likes it. I could teach you to draw. It’s fun to draw. You could draw my freaky hair — make fun of it in your drawing. I wouldn’t mind. I can show you how to draw aliens. I know you don’t believe me, but I can make you see lots of pictures of aliens in your mind. They are wonderful to draw — all life is wonderful to draw. If I show you, it will be like you could always draw. You would draw like a high school person, not a third-grader. Your teacher would be proud and show your artwork to everyone. Just stop hurting me! My mummy scares me. She checks my head every day. I am scared for you, mean boy, scared of what my mummy will do. I haven’t seen the last boy who was mean to me in a long time. I’m so scared. Don’t make me cry. Let me touch your head and I can take away your pain. I don’t know why, but it works, I promise. Please mean boy. Please!”
This character monologue is an expansion of the story surrounding this illustration. This illustration, by Matt Curtis, is from book #1, "The Saeshell Book of Time Part 1: The Death of Innocents."