Pencils:Initial doodle:I've just returned from a trip to New Orleans where I was photographing locations for Dark Rain and hooking up with the books' author, Mat Johnson. A fine and talented man.
It's of course a varied and complex city, but I think the bright and playful colours of many of it's homes sum it up best for me. This sense of joie de vivre - as well as the true kindness I was shown there - makes knowing what it's residents went through in the aftermath of Katrina all the more appalling and incomprehensible. I highly recommend you visit if you haven't already, it's a special place.
Anyway, I'll have to get some photos up and waffle more, but in the meantime I hope you like this picture, it was fun to draw.