Did you really expect anything else from Eleanor today? Last week she awoke from her billion-year coma to a hospital bed and a tangle of tubes and wires. Who wouldn’t burrow back into their own psyche when faced with a reality just like hers?
This is one of my favorite pages of Eleanor’s story. Hers is a life of repeated desperate acts, but in the midst of them, there’s a certain serenity about her. Some of you might remember an early version of this page that I shared last year, as a sort of practice run for getting it right. Both versions of this page are available as prints in my gallery.
Here’s a side-by-side of the two pages — the dry run, and the completed page. I like them both, for very different reasons.
Keep an eye out this week for a gorgeous Eleanor pinup from my Caretaker collaborator Tony D’Amato. (It’s so good I regret I never asked him to draw the entire Eleanor story.)
Happy Monday to you!