About the Book
Euterpe is the Greek muse of music, and her spirit hovers over the mountains, mesetas, and islands of Spain, a country rich with musical traditions. In Los Euterpeanos, Pollux depicts musicians playing instruments from the various regions of Spain.
From the Basque trikitixa to the Canarian huesera, each instrument is the product of the diverse origins of the Spanish people. Whether the instrument's origins are Arabic or Basque, these Euterpeans march together in a single collection, creating a unique symphony of color and movement.
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. He 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. He drew the daily comic “The Wavy Rule” for Emily Gordon's Emdashes.com. His series of graphic novels, The Theresiad, features the surreal adventures of pharmacist Theresa Sifuer. Pollux received an A.S. in Graphic Design from the Art Institute of California in 2011. He also specializes in paintings and drawings depicting a wide variety of instrumentalists and musicians. His work has appeared at various shows in Los Angeles.