Skirting Disaster Part 2 (Child Mother): Pages 2 – 7

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Delina searches for her twins in the cold, dark cellar.

Delina searches for her twins in the cold, dark cellar.

 

Delina realizes the challenges of her unusual parenthood as she learns to be a caretaker.

Delina realizes the challenges of her unusual parenthood as she learns to be a caretaker.

 

Improvised picnic dinner in the cellar; Anomie and Noémie realize they need Delina to survive the bitter cold.

Improvised picnic dinner in the cellar; Anomie and Noémie realize they need Delina to survive the bitter cold.

 

Delina dresses Anomie and Noémie in the doll clothes she found in her parent's house.

Delina dresses Anomie and Noémie in the doll clothes she found in her parent’s house.

 

Melba the cat begs to be let in the cellar. then is frightened by the strange pair of creatures he finds there.

Melba the cat begs to be let in the cellar. then is frightened by the strange pair of creatures he finds there.

 

Delina realizes if she makes friends of Melba and the twins that they can develop a mutually beneficial relationship.

Delina realizes if she makes friends of Melba and the twins that they can develop a mutually beneficial relationship.

 

 

 

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Skirting Disaster: Anomie and Noémie Part 1, Birth

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This book is an illustrated series of misadventures in installments, the first of which (depicted here) I created for The Brooklyn Art Library Fiction Project, 2013.  The follow-up installments will be published here on this blog.  Delina, the heroine of this series, is autistic (but unaware of this fact) and mute.  She is an independent, kind-hearted, intuitive, and visionary young woman who unknowingly founds a new dynasty fated to change the collective destiny of humanity.  The misadventures transform a community that has already survived multiple set-backs and catastrophes.

Front Cover: Anomie and Noémie, Brooklyn Art Library Fiction Project 2013

Front Cover: Anomie and Noémie, Brooklyn Art Library Fiction Project 2013

Title page and page 1, Anomie and Noémie

Title page and page 1, Anomie and Noémie

Anomie and Noémie, pages 2-3

Anomie and Noémie, pages 2-3

Anomie and Noémie, page 4

Anomie and Noémie, page 4

Anomie and Noémie, pages 5-6

Anomie and Noémie, page 7 and full page illustration of Delina in her parent's kitchen

Anomie and Noémie, page 7 and full page illustration of Delina in her parent’s kitchen

Anomie and Noémie, pages 9 and 10

Anomie and Noémie, pages 9 and 10

Anomie and Noémie, page 11, illustration of Delina's house during the ice storm

Anomie and Noémie, page 11, illustration of Delina’s house during the ice storm

Anomie and Noémie, page 12, illustration of Delina in bed

Anomie and Noémie, page 12, illustration of Delina in bed

Anomie and Noémie, centerfold, pages 14-15

Anomie and Noémie, centerfold, pages 14-15

Anomie and Noémie, pages 16-17

Anomie and Noémie, Falling into the fox hole,  pages 16-17

Anomie and Noémie, page 18, illustration of Delina with the fox-midwife, preparing for the birth

Anomie and Noémie, page 18, illustration of Delina with the fox-midwife, preparing for the birth

Anomie and Noémie, pages 19-20.  Delina's dream in the fox hole

Anomie and Noémie, pages 19-20. Delina’s dream in the fox hole

Anomie and Noémie, pages 21-22, illustration of the fox bringing Delina a dead squirrel

Anomie and Noémie, pages 21-22, illustration of the fox bringing Delina a dead squirrel

Anomie and Noémie, page 23 and illustration of Delina giving birth to Noémie, with Anomie resting between her legs

Anomie and Noémie, page 23 and illustration of Delina giving birth to Noémie, with Anomie resting between her legs

Anomie and Noémie, pages 24-25, illustration comparing Anomie and Noémie shortly after birth

Anomie and Noémie, pages 24-25, illustration comparing Anomie and Noémie shortly after birth

Anomie and Noémie, illustration of the root cellar

Anomie and Noémie, illustration of the root cellar

Anomie and Noémie, pages 28-29, conclusion

Anomie and Noémie, pages 28-29, conclusion

Skirting Disaster: Anomie and Noémie, by Rebekah Berger; back cover with Brooklyn Art Library catalog barcode

Skirting Disaster: Anomie and Noémie, by Rebekah Berger; back cover with Brooklyn Art Library catalog barcode