"He taught him horsemanship, archery and how to wield lasso, rein and stirrup, and what and when and how, the rites of of convivial society, of formal ceremony and the symposium; hawking, falconry and how to hunt with the cheetah; what was justice or the lack of it; what the throne and the crown meant; how to deliver orations and how to go to war and lead an army."
The Shahnameh (courtesy of R.A.W.)
Sunday, June 03, 2012
Seton and Vadim Gorbatov
Vadim acknowledged Seton as an influence before he ever visited us in NM.
When a Korean publisher asked him to do a version of Seton's Lobo, the story of a youthful Seton's capture of a notorious cattle- killing wolf in late 19th century New Mexico, we sent background images to him in Moscow. He in turn gave us an original two page spread.