SPOOL Page 9: What Are We Going To Do?Ok, so…I realize this page is pretty heavy. I fully acknowledge that it features rape and murder. And not just murder, but the torturous murder of baby caterpillars in a boiling pot of water. After drawing the frame where Janice is holding her baby, I realized I probably shouldn’t have made it look so human. I apologize if I’ve offended anyone, but it is just a story and the story actually does have truth to it.Bombyx Mori cocoons are indeed boiled and used for many things. One being for their silk. But also, the extract from these cocoons is used for medicinal purposes. There are other ways to get the silk besides boiling; such as allowing the cocoons to go through full term, but I’ve read that this can actually be worse since a lot of the caterpillars are starved afterward to decrease overpopulation. It’s all very sad, actually.The Bombyx Mori moth is also extremely cute. Check out how cute they are:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/megz/224671107/ Also, I’ve heard that some moths are stronger than butterflies (*not necessarily the bombyx mori; they can’t even fly) and some of them are more beautiful in my opinion: http://magicoflife.org/butterfly_photos/Antherina_suraka.500.jpg

SPOOL Page 9: What Are We Going To Do?

Ok, so…I realize this page is pretty heavy. I fully acknowledge that it features rape and murder. And not just murder, but the torturous murder of baby caterpillars in a boiling pot of water. 

After drawing the frame where Janice is holding her baby, I realized I probably shouldn’t have made it look so human. 

I apologize if I’ve offended anyone, but it is just a story and the story actually does have truth to it.

Bombyx Mori cocoons are indeed boiled and used for many things. One being for their silk. But also, the extract from these cocoons is used for medicinal purposes. There are other ways to get the silk besides boiling; such as allowing the cocoons to go through full term, but I’ve read that this can actually be worse since a lot of the caterpillars are starved afterward to decrease overpopulation. It’s all very sad, actually.

The Bombyx Mori moth is also extremely cute. Check out how cute they are:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/megz/224671107/ 

Also, I’ve heard that some moths are stronger than butterflies (*not necessarily the bombyx mori; they can’t even fly) and some of them are more beautiful in my opinion: http://magicoflife.org/butterfly_photos/Antherina_suraka.500.jpg

SPOOL Page 7: When a Moth Bawls

I feel it’s important to listen to ‘Portishead-Only You’ while reading the this page and the next two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDDxCdm9Oo

SPOOL Page 7: When a Moth Bawls

I feel it’s important to listen to ‘Portishead-Only You’ while reading the this page and the next two: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohDDxCdm9Oo