It’s slow going, but fun to work with other people. As some of you may know, I’ve been collaborating and managing a visual anthology of Edgar Allan Poe’s works.
I’ve been rereading a lot of Poe’s works, and I’ve got to say that I never realized what a great ironist he is. When Montresor leaves Fortunado sealed up in a vault, he describes how he feels sick to his stomach, not because of the atrocious act he is committing, but because of the damp nitre in the crypt. Some might interpret that as Montresor having a tinge of guilt, but I actually think it was Poe making a joke!
And The Telltale Heart is filled with irony, as the unnamed murderer believes himself to be so clever, as he plots to kill the old man with the “evil eye.”
Here is a drawing of Montresor, just to give you guys a sneak peak. I wasn’t sure how I would color it, but I think giving it a graphic design touch really works. Let me know what you think in the comments below!