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The Hotel Room Scene

June 28th, 2016 | Graphica | 0 Comment

Illustration Summary At first glance, this illustration should strike severe anxiety into the viewer. If it does not, perhaps take a closer look. A drawing merely suggesting the subject matter might even deter some people from reading the book. That possibility almost ...

The Barn Scene

June 25th, 2016 | Graphica | 0 Comment

Illustration Summary The Barn Scene illustration is an incomplete set of individual pieces in collage form. By incomplete, I mean the drawings for this illustration were just rough drafts which I scanned from Kiel's notebook. The drawings were too good to pass over since ...

Machine Shop Scene

June 18th, 2016 | Graphica | 0 Comment

Illustration Summary The machine shop scene illustration is not any particular scene in the book, but depicts a snapshot of Cesar Sanchez and Taylor Ewell developing her device, the NMG. Immediately following Taylor's revelation at Burgerville, Gerald thought of his ...

The Jesus Scene

April 23rd, 2016 | Graphica | 0 Comment

Personal Background As a former devout christian (intentional lower-case c), I felt compelled to include in my first novel, an important setting from my childhood, the Mormon Visitor center in Salt Lake City, Utah. At various times of the year, my parents would take ...