Friday, January 15, 2010

P.(oe) Craig Russell

I'm still trapped at a sales conference in The Forest City, so how about a quick post until I can get back to some regular blogging over the weekend?

Tucked into the pages of Asylum #2 is a nice little one page illustration by P. Craig Russell. It's inspired by the Edgar Allen Poe poem "Eldorado," so let's take a look at them both for this month's version of Four Color Literary Corner.


Gaily bedigt,
A gallant knight,
In sunshine and in shadow,
Had journeyed long,
Singing a song,
In search of Eldorado.

But he grew old --
This knight so bold --
And o'er his heart a shadow
Fell as he found
No spot of ground
That looked like Eldorado.

And, as his strength
Failed him at length,
He met a pilgrim shadow --
"Shadow," said he,
"Where can it be --
This land of Eldorado?"

"Over the mountains
Of the moon,
Down the Valley of the Shadow,
Ride, boldly ride,"
The shade replied, --
"If you seek for Eldorado!"

We now return you to your regularly scheduled word balloons.

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