Friday, December 5, 2014

Kubilai Khan’s Priest # 3 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

Marco Polo accompanied his father Nicolo Polo and uncle to China and they were given audience before Kubilai Kahn.

They planned on converting Kubilai Kahn to Christianity, but The Kahn refused saying that his Priests have power to perform miracles for him. They can “ensure that it is always summer above his palace, through it rains and storms nearby. They cause his food and wine to fly into his hand, so never a drop is spilled, and never a man touches them.”

This Man is one of Kubilai Khan’s Priests.

He appears in Sandman # 39, on page 12, in panel 4.

This priest is a very obscure background character, but Anna did a fantastic job of bringing this character to life. I like the shape of his head and I love that the thickness of the lines change as the lines slope creating the fullness of his head. It’s subtle and easy to ignore but it’s something I really appreciate.

This is a great portrait of a character that is pretty easy to overlook.

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