Iconic characters of Haruki Murakami
The series was developed for my woodcut class at college. My intention was to do something related with his characters, since the fact I frequently draw some of them that were very remarkable to me. Also, I thought the contrast of the B&W would help to emphasize the loneliness and the mysterious atmosphere of his stories.
The first one is The boy named Crow, from Kafka on the shore and the second one is The Sheep-Man, from Wild sheep chase and Dance, dance, dance.
The third one, the mysterious woman, a present type in some of his novels, such as the woman with perfect ears, from Wild sheep chase and Dance, dance, dance, or the phone woman, from Wind-up bird chronicle. More over, there is the dark places, also present in these three novels.
The fourth is the cats. I think I don’t need to say anything else about haha
The last one, and not less important, the The wind-up bird. I decided to use a white background not as something positive, but to emphasize the melancholy of his singing (with the falling musical notes).