Thursday, February 14, 2013

Dario Rivarossa and Terrance Lindall: Two Artists Draw Blood

My Italian friend Dario continues to post his series based on my story, The Bottomless Bottle of Beer, adding these words by way of explanation:
. . . so that the blood oozed forth and, much to my wonderment, into what turned out to be a hollow pin. Upon judging it full, he stopped and held the pin out for me to accept. I took it.

"Now," instructed Mr. Em, "sign your name."

- Horace Jeffery Hodges, "The Bottomless Bottle of Beer," in Emanations: Second Sight, page 117

Earth felt the wound, and Nature from her seat
Sighing through all her Works gave signs of woe,
That all was lost.

- John Milton, Paradise Lost, IX: 782-784. This quote was a fitting key supplied by Jeffery while commenting on this picture in his turn.
In addition to these idiosyncratic images by Dario, you can also see the official images by Terrance Lindall in the published, novella version of the book, previewable in part here, and with a pre-previewable image below:

Pricking Scene
Terrance Lindall

Rather different from Dario's more spare, abstract style. If Lindall's version proves of interest, you can order the book with this scene and many more here.

As for Dario's idiosyncratic images, I've previously posted on each one, but I'm curious to see his own postings and remarks as he puts each one up on his own blog . . .

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At 5:47 AM, Blogger ilTassista Marino said...

Ha! I simply love the Predator-like mobile teeth appendages of Behemoth in Terrance's rendition of this episode!

Quite idiosyncratic, this too, isn't it? You didn't describe it like that, unless the detail comes from the longer novella.

Btw, there's a small mystery here, NAMELY: how come two out of four American guys I know are called Jeffery instead of Jeffrey, and Terrance instead of Terence??

At 6:05 AM, Blogger Horace Jeffery Hodges said...

That Predator appearance might be a case of foreshortening.

As for your question, I guess you are just lucky enough to have met two guys born to parents who refused to conform to the rules . . .

Jeffery Hodges

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