I have been re-inking illustrations by Joseph Clement Coll.
Initially, I started on this project because the scans were hard to read. It appeared that the black lines in the line art had melded together into large blobs of black in many places. But as I re-inked these, I learned a lot! I can highly recommend this way of studying your favorite artist.
As an example, this:
I bet that's something you didn't know about Don Quixote!
It is hilariously funny. A tomboy is not interested in marrying, preferring to go out hunting as shooting a rifle is her passion. She finds herself having to dress like a man to survive, and has to fend off amorous advances from both sexes as she keeps switching between dressing as a woman or disguising herself as a man.
It actually kind of has a very Netflix feel to it! Seventeenth-century Netflix!
I created tooltips this week: if you hover over a word with stipples underneath it, an explanatory tooltip will show up.
I was making drawings for a nineteenth-century adventure story while I was editing Don Quixote, and jumping between the two was, frankly jarring. This means it will be jarring to you, the reader, too.
The chivalry-romance novels were perhaps the superhero comics of their time.
To me, the modern-day equivalent of chivalry-romance novels of their time would be someone who read one superhero comic too many, and who then puts on tights and a cape to go out and be a much-admired hero.
Everything online is ephemeral. If you buy a digital book, you are often actually only purchasing a license that allows to read it on a website or in an app, until the company discontinues.