Thursday, September 18, 2014

Bacchante # 13 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

This is another one of the Bacchante from The Song Of Orpheus.

Orpheus encounters the Bacchante after returning from Hades without his beloved wife, Eurydice. He is profoundly grief-stricken and in mourning after losing his one true love. He chooses not to flee from the Bacchante, even though he was warned of their arrival by his mother, Calliope.

The Bacchante arrive, wild and drunk and they eventually kill Orpheus, eat his body and throw his head into the river.

This woman of the Bacchante appears in The Sandman Special # 1, on page 43 in panel 6.

Anna did a wonderful portrait of this horrific character. I wanted to push Anna to draw a character that is more disturbing that she would typically draw. While she definitely did not make this character and gruesome as they are portraited in the published comic, I definitely think she captured the wild and natural characteristics of these women. I really like this portrait.

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