Friday, July 27, 2012
In the beginning of 2007, my son Gabriel Faulkner and I travelled with our friend Malidoma Some to visit his home in Dano, Burkina Faso, W. Africa. Malidoma was to be initiated as an elder in his tribe, the Dagara and, as I was working on a graphic novel project with him based on his book "Of Water and the Spirit", he invited me and Gabriel to come along in order to get some solid research done. This is a sketch of the back of the hotel we stayed in while in Bobo-Dioulasso. The young man has taken the sheets from our beds and is washing them in the stream that flowed under the hotel. One of my favorite Malidoma quotes is "The belief in coincidence is the pervading superstition of the scientific age." Charcoal, 2007.