Those who know me know that I’ve talked about this project – illustrating the various Labors – for about five years. There is no single creative telling of the Labors in the modern age in English, which I hope to rectify. The original idea had always been to print broadsides using text written by myself. I won’t be doing broadsides, though; there is just too much story per Labor to fit even on a very large single sheet. The plan for this segment of the project, therefore, is to illustrate the Labors to accompany a forthcoming text. A text that will be written by an actual poet; that is, not me. So that will stretch out this project by another few years, which can be seen not as laziness or inpromptitude, but rather as job security.

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