Wednesday, December 7, 2016

The Man From Beijing Redux

Earlier this year I posted an illustration inspired by Henning Mankell's The Man From Beijing.  Here's another...


"He was white, as if somebody had drenched his cheeks in a white powder.
Or perhaps he was evil? The devil always sent demons
with white faces to terrorize the earth."

(Chapter 10, The Man From Beijing by Henning Mankell, translation copyright  2010)


  1. Ghostly and eerily still! I like Mankell's books, too (along with books by other Scandinavian crime/mystery writers). I wonder whether you chose the quote and then made the collage? Or did the collage come first?

  2. Quote came first....sorta. There are several beautiful, vivid passages in that chapter that I've been thinking of illustrating, and then I ran across the ghostly white people while looking for an image for a different!