Thank you dear readers!! Having the comic mirrored in each one of you is wonderful!
Thank you for all the questions, critics, opinions that you are sharing with me. All these feedbacks influence the developement of the story, that is still forming. Each one of you (believe it or not) add something to it. Therefore thanks a lot.
Oh God! In past days I recieved a comment...
It says:"Personally I didn't really find something able to capture me and I noticed some kind of physical and ideological violence-related stuff that have no significant meaning [in your works]"
It comes from an italian speaking person, therefore I can't blame my weak english for this failure.
It is not english's fault... It is mine!!! I forgot to write a warning...
Better later than never:
You should read the comic as if it is a Medieval treatise...Otherwise it doesn't make any sense...
I mean dont'stop at the symbols! You have to step beyond and think to what they refer. It is much like the finger pointing at the moon.
For those who are unfamiliar with the 4 senses of scripture, I 'll give a practical example of this way of reading in the next point.
In this comic meanings are layered in 5 levels. I'll try to explain them taking as example the last published page, here>>fav.me/d5070f8Literal: What is going on in the story.
A monstruous being with a human head and a dog body, called Kubin, is tied to a broken pillar in the middle of the dump. Barbed wire around his neck.Metaphorical meanings:Historical: obviously enough some part of the story are inspired by extant hystorical facts...
Kubin is a symbol of the people slaughtered by nazis. His unhuman aspect stands for the dehumanization that captives underwent during the internment. And also for the cultural dehumanization of nazism, which refuses to considerate "human" some categories of people. The nothingness all around stands for the utter indifference in which the massacre was accomplished.Psychological
Kubin is a depiction of a human being: a spiritual part (the head) chained to an animal body. He is tied to the broken pillar of his certainties. He could easily break away but prefers to cling on a familiar suffering than to face the emptiness and darkness that surrounds him...
What would you do in his place?Philosophical: considerations about ethic, moral, law
What Kubin says closely refers to epistemology, that is how men acquire knowledge of the world and of themselves and how their judgement is formed. (Broadly speaking: man judges with a human measure [that human head again], every thing that differs is labeled as not-human. But what stands right on the line? Border line beings how are to be treated? Where is the line between human and not-human (inhuman) to be traced?Eschatological
This is very personal and involves faith. Therefore I'll leave it up to you (and your God if you have one).
Do you want to do some more exercises? Take a look here: truepoetryneverdies.deviantart…