Interview | Cartoons and the Homeric Hymns with Artist Glynnis Fawkes

Glynnis Fawkes on Cartoons, Homeric Hymns, and Drawing as a Daily Ritual

Our community recently welcomed Artist Glynnis Fawkes to the Chatroom.

A few days later, Fawkes joined us by video to share additional thoughts about her work retelling Homeric Hymns through comics. Together we raise and discuss several provocative topics such as:

  • the power of retelling classical myth through cartoons
  • drawing as a method for “entering” a myth
  • dealing with the darker side of divinity in ancient Greek mythology

We invite you to continue this dialogue in the discussion forum.

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Glynnis Fawkes

Fawkes is an artist, cartoonist, and archaeological illustrator living in Burlington, VT, where she teaches a course in comics at the University of Vermont. She has drawn comics for Gregory Nagy’s translations of the Homeric Hymns to Aphrodite, Demeter, and Dionysos (and has plans for Hermes and Apollo as well). A Fulbright fellowship to Cyprus resulted in the publication of two books, one of paintings, another of cartoons, both about Cypriot archaeology. Her work may be found at

Members are welcome to continue the dialogue in the Discussion Forum, taking Glynnis’ visit as a starting point.

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