Wednesday, September 01, 2004

Weaving Tapestry: Newsarama talks with Patrick Atangan (The Yellow Jar) about his latest work, The Silk Tapestry, which adapts three Chinese folktales:

"By drawing it in the Ukiyo-e style, it’s meant to look more like an artifact of the culture that inspired it rather than it simply being a straightforward retelling of these stories. It gives it a kind of aura of authenticity when reading the book. The two stories in the book are themed around the idea of the dangers in ignoring the treasures that you have and then pining for them when you lose them. Sort of like the old Joni Mitchell song Big Yellow Taxi ... 'Don't it always seem to go that you don't know what you've got 'til it's gone.'"