Monday, Jan 20 2020

Monday, Jan 20 2020

H.G. Wells' War of the Worlds has been adapted, translated, and mutilated many different ways. But few are as iconic as Alvim Corrêa's illustrations for a French translation of the novel in 1906. This image here is my favorite.

You can view them online at the British Library.  

Henrique Alvim Corrêa (1876–1910) was a Brazilian artist working in Belgium at the end of the 19th century, specialising in military and science fiction illustration. His best-known work is this illustrated French translation of H G Wells’s The War of the Worlds, for which only 500 copies were produced.

It's Martin Luther King's birthday today, a holiday in the U.S. I'll working on my own mutilation of Wells' novel. Enjoy your day, wherever you are.

Bis morgen!

Eric Goebelbecker

Eric Goebelbecker