Commentary by STERANKO
"Each illustration is individually designed as a self-contained drawing, embodying major compositional and storytelling elements. The art attempts to synthesize Ellison's ideas into powerful and compelling images, but are progressively conceived so that they create kinetic tension and follow the dynamics of the story, building towards the climatic finish. The overall effect is very much like a series of panels in a mural that can be visually "read" with or without the type, providing a sensory background that augments the poetry of the original story, without the usual words and picture duplication."
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