Monday, October 4, 2010

the power of myth!

Greek mythology: I just love it.  The fantastical creatures! The romance and heroism! The savage and bloody wrath of gods and mere mortals!  So you can imagine my excitement when Scholastic asked me to contribute to a classroom book on the subject.  Stories covered were King Midas, Prometheus & Pandora, and Oedipus & The Sphinx.

Of course, I would have loved to play up more of the sexual tension between the Sphinx and Oedipus, shown Prometheus in chains, having his liver torn out and eaten by an eagle, and drawn some really nasty demons coming out of Pandora's box, but, ya know, kids!  I had to keep it pretty clean.  Still, as jobs go, the funnest.

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