Monday, April 20, 2015

Matt (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

On September 11, 2001 two airplanes few into the World Trade Center in New York City, changing the world as we knew it.

“The Wheel” appeared in the 9/11 Tribute.

The story is about a boy named Matt who climbs to the top of a ferris wheel in an abandoned amusement part so he could jump off and kill himself. Once he reached the top he heard someone shout to him. Instead of seeing a security guard he saw a very tall man with red hair and a beard. This man was Destruction.

Destruction gives Matt a hug.

Matt tells Destruction about his mother who was a doctor who was killed when the World Trade Center fell. He wants to die in order to ask God why he would allow something like this to happen. He wants an explanation and wants him to tell Matt he is sorry.

Death then joins Matt and Destruction and Death tries to give Matt an explanation about why bad things happen and that the point of life is to try to leave the world a better place than before you entered it. Without warning the ferris wheel started to spin and the lights came on and Matt rode the wheel, in the car, alone, listening to the music.

He did not jump.

Matt appears in The Wheel, which appeared in the 9/11 Tribute book and has been collected in Absolute Death and the Death deluxe edition hardcover.

I really like this portrait from Anna. Anna made his hair seem more bushy than spikey, which is more realistic and also gives him an incredibly likable personality. This is a great portrait.

Here is Matt…

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