I was on the bus going over “the mountain” yesterday and was inspired to create this image. It’s kind of an impression of the reality. I may try another later… As of today, things look pretty different since it’s been raining since last night. Not exactly seasonal for around here!
To this day, if you look closely, you can still see them together, companionably pounding the elixir of immortality.
Houyi died shortly after of rage – that’s what they called a heart attack back then – thereby proving the ancient saying that “a tyrant never choses his own death”. The people rejoiced and vowed never to have a king again… until the next time.
Here it is – the final image for “why there’s a rabbit on the moon”! I hope you had as much fun reading as I had producing the story. By-the-way, the ancient saying I quote here, was quoted in the Tao Te Ching as an already ancient saying, see verse 42.
Well, there have been more delays with the final image of the rabbit on the moon story… I still hope to have it done this week! In the mean time, this may be a sneak peek into the world of the next story I am going to work on. In many ways, the setting is just as far from the everyday North American realm as ancient China. I did this drawing over a year ago after reading a short story by Tom Radcliffe – a fantasy set in a mythical past on the west coast. It could be fun to explore this further!
Well, I guess the final image will be posted next week since I am not completely happy with it yet. In the meantime, here’s the most recent recap… and you can check it out as usual en français on le 12!
images and text variant (cc) 2009 Hilary Farmer and thanks to Maxime Dallaire for the formatting of the page!