Storyboard and design panels from an unmade animated short ‘Angels’ that eventually developed into Crow Feathers. In this scene the boy discovers he is growing wings.
This was another Character Design pitch for a boy who was a fire starter.
A thousand stone heads are stuck in glass cases,
Their blank almond eyes and broken stone faces,
Stare me down as I stand here,
On my plastic plinth,
No bigger than the human hand that made me.
A Halo of rusted curls, frame my tiny face,
A beatific smile is etched upon my lips,
Lips that never breathed the air, nor kissed another.
Snake hips that never slunk,
Iron brown skin that never felt a touch,
A lean and languid body, that never grew old,
Head thrown back in thoughts that never came.
An altar boy to a crumbled god.
A votive offering,
A pocket trinket,
A smugglers ransom,
An art dealers pride,
A museum piece,
I have passed from hand to hand,
In the blink of the universes’ eye,
For two thousand years
Stood Iron and strong
Through every passing moment
And felt none.