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Scott McKowen
Natasha, Pierre & the Great Comet of 1812
Medium: Scratchboard, colorized digitally

Poster for an electro-pop musical based on a single, thin paragraph in Tolstoy’s massive novel WAR AND PEACE. I love comets, so I turned the characters into constellations on a Napoleonic period map of the heavens. Star charts are drawn with flat, two-dimensional figures because that’s the clearest way to show how the stars connect to form mythological heroes or the creatures of the zodiac. But this comet is a surreal light source, throwing Natasha into three-dimensional realism in its glow.

Client: Tantrum Theater, Athens, Ohio

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