Variations on the Body: A Book Review

Variations on the Body, written by María Ospina and translated by Heather Cleary, is a collection of short stories which primarily take place in Colombia and center on the female body. On July 6, 2021, Variations on the Body releases in the U.S. via Coffee House Press. This past month, I was sent an advanced review copy of this in exchange for an honest review.

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Illustrations of Ray Bradbury’s Short Stories

Last year, I participated in the month-long drawing challenge Inktober, which occurs every October and features daily prompts. I posted my drawings in part one and part two and much enjoyed participating in the artistic challenge.

This year, I decided to create my own drawing prompt for Inktober: I will be illustrating short stories from The October Country by Ray Bradbury! The book of Bradbury’s fiction contains nineteen stories, which roughly translates to one illustration every couple days–or a week of procrastinating and then cramming all the drawings into the last couple weeks of the month. You know how it goes.

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