This baby we christened Octobook.
Jackie came over one day with this beautifully-engineered little thing and entrusted him into my care.
He was....challenging. Stubborn. Refused to submit to my authority. Sigh.
But I love this little guy.
And so the artist finds herself a master, leading the vision, yet also, a servant, paradoxically, being led by it.
Whenceso'er I came / Whereso'er I go
I pitched it to Jackie and she approved. I think it appropriately embodies the paradox of a character being led on by Fate while retaining his agency as a Hero--ever-willful and carving his own path; Fate be damned. It sounds contradictory and yet there it be. We demand that the Universe be linear, and the Universe, in turn, says "Screw you, puny human."
Who can fathom it.
We only cared to make 50, signed and sealed. You can purchase them here on Jackie's etsy shop. Object is smaller than it appears (a 3.5' square) but a warning: this is a very serious pop-up--not for the faint of heart.
Update (14.08.02): as of this week, Octobook is sold out (Comic-con 2014 was its fated last appearance). Alas! It's time has come to an end. They've all found good homes, I'd like to think, and I hope for their bright futures.
medium: watercolor scanned and re-printed to cut, folded, and packaged between two slices of book board.