18 Days

Jun. 1st, 2010 10:28 am
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Been a while where I have been in such awe that I would just shut up and let the work speak for itself. Newsarama has such an interview and preview of things to come.

*mods, forgive me, but these pics needs to be seen large to be appreciated.

From the interview:

    "Morrison: For the 18 Days version, we took the Mahabharata’s descriptions of vimanas and astras very literally as accounts of ancient advanced technology and created a vision of the battle at Kurukshetra which combines traditional images of the Mahabharata with a kind of Vedic sci-fi approach which adds a new freshness and modernity to the story. This version is less about trying to create a historically-accurate representation of conflict in ancient India and more about emphasising a timeless, universal and mythic vision that has as much to say about the world we live in today as it does about the past. The transmission of the Bhagavad Gita at the heart of the story opens the way for a metaphorical spiritual understanding of the conflict as the war between desire and duty, the material and the spiritual, that is fought every day by every human being.

    The Gita, with its direct, no-nonsense guide to living in the odd universe we all share, is at the very heart of the story, in the sense that everything else revolves around that moment when Krishna lays it on the line for Arjuna."

Now, what makes this breathtaking is this.

This is a prime example of why we set do what we do on the board. To share work that amazed us then and can amazes us now. Up until this time I have only heard of the mythology and never read it. Now I can't wait to get off of work and head to the library to bone up on the myths before the books come out in August.

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title: 18 Days
publisher: Liquid Comics

creator: Grant Morrison
creator: Mukesh Singh

I´ma buy this for the art

Date: 2010-06-02 08:32 pm (UTC)
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But man, Grant Morrison?

The art is astonishing, though. Crikey.

Re: I´ma buy this for the art

Date: 2010-06-03 05:02 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] aaron_bourque
But man, Grant Morrison?


Grant Morrison is a) pure awesome when it comes to his own ideas, b) same again with it comes to mythology and c) same again most of the time.


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