Nao of Brown by Glyn Dillon
It’s been awhile with this blog, I need to get myself off my ass again and do some research and writing. So I thought a good start would be to document some thoughts from an inspiring comic book. I got this at Elcaf today and Mr. Dillon has kindly signed and drew a picture of Nao on the spot for me. I think I haven’t been so excited about reading a comic book for awhile. Its content appealed to me beyond just the beautifully painted watercolour art, the theme about contradicting duality and morbid obsessions. There are so much in the book that asked for my attention and it really was a treat to read this. Words can’t contain my appreciation for this comic and since by describing it only makes it ‘a little distorted, a little foolish’, I recommend everyone to experience this first hand instead of reading my broken words of admirations. The key theme of the struggle between good and evil, big and small, material and nothingness all ties back to the idea of ‘yin and yang’ in my head - definitely a good reference for my dissertation.
Things to read up:
! ‘There is no possible source of evil except good’ (Saint augustine)
! ‘There is nothing either good or bad, but thinking makes it so…Chiaroscuro’