Saturday, August 29, 2015

Italian Man # 15 & Italian Woman # 5 (illustrated by Anna Hybsier)

In Endless Nights, Sergei visits Venice, Italy and returns to one of the islands in the Venice lagoon.

As a child he had visited one of the islands and had a brief encounter with Death, who asked him to try to open a rusted gate, which he was unable to do. As an adult, he returned to the island and once again met Death. This time he was able to open the gates and let Death into Alain’s court.

His entire encounter with Death felt like a dream and when he awoke and arrived back into the city all of the people seemed paper thin and unreal. He wondered what happened behind their eyes and in their heads.

This man and woman are two of the Italian citizens that Sergei saw when returning to Venice.

They appear in Endless Nights, on page 22 in panel 6. They are in the far background holding hands.

I love these portraits from Anna. She did them individually, as I would have expected, but connected them together through a heart in the center of the portrait. One of the things I like most about these portraits is that Anna was able to capture an emotion in their face that is spot on perfect. These two characters are in love.

Here is Italian Man # 15 and Italian Woman # 5…

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