Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Jackie O. Galapagos


So, for my next character design, I chose Jackie O. from the recently reread Kurt Vonnegut book, Galapagos.  While not really a character in the book, she is mentioned as one of the celebrities that have booked 'The Cruise of the Century' to the Galapagos Islands in the story. The intended cruise. You'll have to read the book to know more. 

A character by the name of Jesus Ortiz describes my inspiration for Jackie O., or as he puts it, Señora Kennedy:

"But now the truth about one of these supposedly wonderful visitors, *Andrew MacIntosh, had polluted Ortiz's metal picture not only of all the other minor deities, but of Señora Kennedy herself.

So that head-and-shoulders portrait grew fangs like a vampire, and the skin dropped off the face, but the hair stayed on. It was a grinning skull now, wishing nothing but pestilence and death for little Ecuador."

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