Thursday, April 28, 2005


Zak Smith:

So I illustrated Gravity's Rainbow-- nobody asked me to, but I did it anyway. Most of the pictures are drawings-- ink on whatever paper was lying around, but there are also paintings (acrylic), photos I took, and experimental photographic processes. I tried to illustrate the passages as literally as possible-- if the book says there was a green Spitfire, I drew a green Spitfire. Mostly, I tried to make a series of pictures as dense, intricate, and rich as the prose in the book.

The guy made a picture for each page of Gravity's Rainbow. :|:|:|:|:| Most people can't even *read* each page of Gravity's Rainbow.