While I still have one more page to draw to finish Chapter two, I wanted to share a single page from the final sequence of the chapter. This page plays off the faucet passage in James Joyce’s Ulysses from the Ithaca episode. I first read this in high school (twice forward and once backward at the suggestion of my just-returned-from-college brother as a way to really find things in the text – I’m still not sure if he was just messing with me) and what I took from a single passage detailing all that went on in turning on a faucet had a profound influence on me. So I’ve been waiting a long, long time to put this in comics form! (I tackled it in a tiny single panel on the third page of the piece “Bi(bli)ography”) It picks up the idea of parallax (from earlier in the chapter) in visual form and connects that to ecosystems theory – which i’m drawing on my mom’s writing (she teaches environmental studies) and others, as well as Deleuze and Guattari’s notion of rhizomes (from this page). There’s also a mention of Flatland – which i brought to life here and closes with a nod to Heraclitus’ on not being able to step into the same stream twice. Ok, there’s a lot more – and i’m pretty excited to be able to share this – but I should just let the page speak for itself. The finale of chapter two will be posted next week! thanks – Nick
(As always, these are lower res for the web…)