This has been on my drawing table (or somewhere near it) for at least one month, but once and again I’ve been forced to leave it aside because of deadlines and… well, life. Now it’s finished.
I would like you to look at it as a sort of minicomic. A one-panel minicomic, if that’s something worth a name.
The text is (allegedly) a Phoenician prayer quoted by Jorge Luis Borges in his book Seven Nights (this is when I start to look pedantic), which holds a collection of seven lectures from 1977. The prayer was spoken by sailors “when the ship was in the verge of being lost”, and it translates as follows:
Gods, judge me not as a God
but as a man
whom the Ocean has broken.
I have been careful enough to write “allegedly” before because Borges didn’t add any particular reference as the source of this text, and he had a well-known habit to make up apocryphal stories. You have been warned, my dear worthy reader.
This is sumi ink and airbrush on A2 board, by the way. As usual, you may find some progress pictures in my Instagram stream.
PS: I just noticed: two literary references in two posts. What’s happening here? As if I still had time enough to actually read or something.