The text of The Marquis’s Destruction given on this website omits most of the additional bits and pieces included in the pdf version. Some, however, follow here; but they were conceived as integral to the whole presentation in the pdf, and have therefore lost some of their purpose.
The images used as the frontpiece and endpiece of the pdf are of a government building under the Marquis – created on the computer using various collected textures; and a version of the Forest Kings’ “heavy, entwining” symbol, such as is behind King My-Phor’s throne in the oval throne-room in his Winter Palace – simply acrylic on canvas.
The image between Parts 3 and 4 is again an imagining of the Marquis, as dreamt by Ghee, created with inks and acrylics.
And that between Parts 5 and 6 is of those who rule after the Marquis’s death – here I’ve used acrylic on a canvas board.
The images between the other parts are pages from a spoof newspaper, created in InDesign. The idea of using a spoof newspaper to put over a satirical take on both my invented and the real world is not new – not by many miles – and is arguably out of date. But I have had the idea of creating various articles or pages for some time – and it was immense fun to do.
There is also a stylised map of the centre of the City of the Plain.