Dario Rivarossa: BBB Postings
Back in December or so, I posted Dario's idiosyncratic renditions of several characters from my story The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, but Dario himself has only now gotten around to posting them one by one on his own blog, starting with his first illustration, BeheMoth, and since his interpretations are authoritative, I quote him here in full, including his lead-up:
Hopefully nobody will be offended by the opinion that in the recent US anthology Emanations: Second Sight the "book of revelation," or rather the revelation of the book, is Horace Jeffery Hodges' (not very) short story The Bottomless Bottle of Beer. Now also available as a separate novella illustrated by Terrance Lindall. A Milton-based history of a modern Faust who sells his soul to some strange Mr Em for a bottle of good beer that never dries up. Will our hero succeed, etc., and how? Here's a personal version of Mr Em's uncanny cat Behemoth -- playing on the word "moth" in his name.Actually . . . a postmodern Faust. But thanks, Dario, for your kind words. I hope they are deserved. As Dario also notes, the 'short' story appears also as a novella, and as I've previously noted, previewable here and available here.
Incidentally, in asking, "Will our hero succeed?", Dario likely means "Will our hero survive?" There's just one way to find out . . .