About the Book
A northwest wind blows through the little household of Sixto and Sofia. What will Skiron bring?
Skiron (or Skeiron) is not an invention of mine. He was a minor wind deity in Greek mythology, identified with the storm-bringing northwest wind. He was equated in Roman mythology with the god Corus (or Caurus), whom Seneca the Younger (1 BC - 65 AD) calls “cloud-collecting” and “rain-fraught” in his play Phaedra.
On the freize of Athens’ octagonal Tower of the Winds, built perhaps in the 2nd century BC, Skiron is depicted with a shaggy beard and wielding a bronze cauldron, out of which glowing ashes were said to flow, representing the coming of winter.
Skiron does not figure prominently in Greek mythology, but may come to figure prominently in my own.
Pollux (né Paul Morris) was born in 1979 in the English town of Beverley, in what was the former East Riding of Yorkshire. He and his family moved to the United States a year later, and Pollux attended UCLA, studying medieval history and Latin and attended Brown University for grad school, studying medieval history. As a child, Pollux constantly drew and created his own comics, and while at grad school, he began drawing “Nigel and Beatrice” for The Brown Daily Herald. He has been creating comics ever since, creating the web comic Arnjuice (www.arnjuice.com) and he drew the daily comic “The Wavy Rule” for Emdashes.com. All of his graphic novels and novelettes are set in the fictional college town of San Tesifonte, California, which lies somewhere between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. It is the location for UCST and is home to various museums, parks, beaches, Redwoods Restaurant (home to the famous Sequoia Steak Sandwich) and its pier.