Odyssey - pencilled version + artwork by Fabio Visintin
To portray The Odyssey, the most well-known poem of ancient times, only with images may initially appear to be a contradiction.
This tale describes the adventures of a hero renowned not only by his legendary cunning but also by his mastery of words and language, his ability to narrate his own great feats and to convince and captivate whomever he encountered, be it mortal or divine.
"Homer's Odyssey told using sequential art, with powerful images, a striking narrative and no dialogues. The images offer a poetic interpretation of the Homeric tale, but not without the fascination and meaning this masterpiece has left behind. My intention is to articulate a purely visual reading that flows like a long dream and can be enjoyed with eyes wide open. The Homeric Odysseus this version evokes, is at the same time a hero and a man that wants Nothing but to return home, so that he can be reunited with his wife, son and land. A surprisingly modern character, so similar to many of the antiheroes we commonly relate to nowadays."