UPDATE: You can also download a PDF ebook version of this comic right here.
Every so often, the nice folks at the Portland Opera invite a bunch of cartoonists (incl. yrs. truly) to come watch dress rehearsals and sketch whatever we want.
On Monday, the Opera invited us to the dress rehearsal of "Don Giovanni." (Everyone's Twitter posts from the evening are collected at #pdxgiovanni. The Opera posted everyone's sketches here.) As usual, I speed-drew a "live comics adaptation" of the show, during the show. When the lights came up, I put down my pen.
The resulting comic is after the jump. Click on any panel to enlarge.
And then! Enter start-of-show conquest Anna and fiancé Ottavio, in mourning over the Commendatore (and unable to recognize Don, because masks). Elvira talks crap about Don to Ottavio. Don talks crap about Elvira to Anna.
You can also download a PDF ebook version of this comic right here.
As ever, thanks to the Portland Opera for throwing these mad comic-artist live-tweet dress-rehearsal shindigs. "Don Giovanni" (well worth your time) plays Nov. 2, 4, 8 and 10 at the Keller Auditorium. You can get half-price tickets for the Thursday, Nov. 8 performance at this link if you use the password MOZART.
- #pdxgiovanni Twitter hashtag from the evening
- All #pdxgiovanni tweets collected by Storify
- Photos from the evening by Byron Beck
SKETCHES BY OTHER COMICS FOLK IN ATTENDANCE: