How Amy

(An Artist) Defaced Jurgen

(A Book)


All drawings are done with ink pen and prismacolor colored pencils directly on the book’s pages and then removed carefully from the book. They are matted with an archival rag mat and backed with conservation acid-free backing board. All the drawings measure between 4.5 to 5” width by 7 to 7.5” height; they are matted to fit an 11” x  14” frame.

Drawings with an asterisk are not for sale. All others are available for $100, which includes mat and backing, California sales tax, and includes a 10 percent donation to either Hospice of Humboldt, Friends of the Dunes, or to the Betty Chinn Homeless Fund, all in Humboldt County, California. Shipping charges will apply.

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These drawings got their inspiration from a 1919 fantasy novel,

Jurgen, A Comedy of Justice, by James Branch Cabell. (To read

more about the book and James Branch Cabell, click here)

I found this book in a rare and used books bookstore in Vancouver,

B.C. in 2009, and was immediately fascinated by the descriptive

and fanciful chapter titles, which conjured up countless visual

responses. I confess to not yet reading this groundbreaking novel,

but below are my takes on what turned out to be irresistible prompts.