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An Illustrated Moment by Adriano Moraes

Tuesday, September 14th, 2010

By Larry Smith

When we initially put out a call for “Moments” to see if the concept would work as well as we hoped, we contacted a few of our favorite illustrators (a selection of the Moments that will end up in The Moment book will be illustrations, comics, or photographs). One such artist, Adriano Moraes, immediately replied by explaning, “My Moment involved a punch in the face and a knife. Between choosing accepting one or using the latter. I choose to leave.” He went on to explain:

My brother punched my face for the last time 15 years ago. After years and years of doing so, and there was a knife nearby. If I I took it there would be blood. Not sure if mine or his but blood nonetheless.
We both knew it. My brother, psychopath schizophrenic crazier than myself believe it or not, hearing to voices trying to impose his madness over the family. The situation came to a boil; accept the imposition of his madness or kill him.”

His illustrated story below is Adriano’s interpretation of his Moment.

2 responses

  1. ctgoods2 says:

    Only one word this time: POWERFUL.

  2. marblanco says:

    Courage !!! Love!! Compassion !!!

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