While reading Max Frisch's Novel »Montauk«
I was deeply intrigued with his description
of the weekend-getaway with the much younger woman to
the rather dull off-season coastline just an hour north of new york.
The eventlessness of the trip and Frisch's constant deviations to earlier chapters
of his life
added to my fascination with the book.
For quite some time my thougts would trail back to the novel and the unapologetic
way, Frisch looks back onto his life and bygone relationships while having
an affair with a young women, working for his US publisher.
To really wrap up my reading experience I decided to start a series of illustrations,
losely based on the passages I found most intriguing.
I then experimented with different ways to merge the drawings with excerpts of the
book until finally chosing a bracket that reflects the bureaucratic vibe of the old german
federal republic, that Max Frisch's work always seems to radiate.
TLDR: I liked Max Frisch's »Montauk« so much, especially the descriptions
of off-season upstate New York, that I decided to illustrate some of my favourite scenes.