This piece was born from a daydream
during a spectacularly boring English Lit lecture. "Caliban from Shakespeare's
The Tempest had a pretty rough life. What would it sound like if Caliban sang the blues?"
of such absurd concepts comes great fun. After a page full
of doodles and some quality time with Illustrator, I had
my answer. I dressed the wild man up in a purple zoot suit,
gave him a gold sax and glittering eyes to match, and gave
him green skin and gremlin ears to match his devilish appearance.
course, this swingin' Caliban needed a setting, so I placed
him into a poster for an imaginary retelling of The Tempest
in a smoky nightclub: Caliban's Blues. Hey, you
never know when a Hollywood scout might come knocking.
Caliban's Blues was produced using Illustrator and Photoshop.