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This illustration is based on the 74th and 75th Hunger Games arenas. The books were obviously inspired by Koushun Takami’s Battle Royale, which is a fantastic dystopian novel about a post-war totalitarian Japanese society that randomly selects students for a fight to the death in the Program. I normally prefer “happier” fantasy and science fiction, but reading dystopian books like Battle Royale, Animal Farm, and Nineteen Eighty-Four help me reflect on how society needs to balance the demands of progress with the standards of morality.
The most morbidly delicious part about The Hunger Gamestrilogy was reading how the Capitol found ways to completely dominate the Districts. The highlight of all this torture, of course, was the arena, where the tributes were tortured physically and the Districts were tortured emotionally. I liked reading the descriptions of the various traps and menaces the tributes had to overcome. I did feel sorry for them, but at the same time I thought that the Capitol’s Gamemakers did a pretty good job! Of course I couldn’t resist the call to illustrate the arenas.
The maps are probably inaccurate because I didn’t have an official map and had to do some guesswork based on the books. However, the Hunger Games wikia and alternatecoppa’s 75th arena visual guide were very helpful.
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I had a bout of nostalgia so I drew an unofficial, inaccurate, but fun map of my alma mater, Ateneo de Manila University. It covers the college campus only and it’s full of references I suppose only students, faculty, staff, or alumni would understand. I had the best time at Ateneo so I hope this map conveys what an absolute wonder university was for me.
Special routes: what to do when you forget your ID, where to take your swagger, how to frolic like a hipster, and what happens when your batch number is 14594890366.
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Here’s an ode to childhood — the stories, books, fairy tales, myths, films, shows, and tall tales I loved as an awkward four-eyed kid. I often stayed up past my bed-time armed with a flashlight (and then a cellphone) because I couldn’t put down my book. I blame my poor eyesight and wild imagination on JK Rowling, Roald Dahl, Hans Christian Andersen, Madeleine L’Engle, Edward Eager, and all the other great children’s authors.
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I love fantasy, especially when it’s delivered with a punch. This is why I’m such a huge fan of George R. R. Martin’s fantasy series, A Song of Ice and Fire. The books are for those with an open imagination and strong stomach. I made this wildly inaccurate but fun map as a tribute to the books.