A loon drawing I made when my daughter and I were coloring . . . you can read the first three pages of my story about how the raven and the loon got their colors over here.
from upcoming Dodo Comics no. 4: detail of a drawing of a Yupik mask . . . you can read the first three pages of this story over here.
The first three chapters of My Life in records are all in one place for your reading pleasure.
Santiago hasn’t caught a fish in 84 days. He sets out alone and soon hooks a large marlin who drags the boat out to sea.
I wasn’t sure if Hemingway could keep me interested in two days at sea for 120 pages, but he did. At first, I thought this would be the traditional theme of Man Vs. Nature, but it ebbed and flowed with a lot of internal monologue and sometimes the fish was secondary to inner conflict of the fisherman.
I am not sure if I am stretching things to see a Christ-figure in the man. He injures his hands and at one point Hemingway mentions he gives an involuntary noise like a noise one would make as a nail pierces his hand. He spends two nights at sea which could be a parallel to the two night Christ spends in the grave. At the end of the fishing trip, the man sleeps on his bed with his arms stretched out.
If I am way off base, let me know in the comments.