Woodcut by Wes Modes.
“At the beginning of shelter-in-place, I planned a series of darkly humorous woodcuts illustrating an early bunker mentality drawn principally from photos of the 50’s cold war era. But I was inspired by those brave souls in Italy who endeavored to shout back against the darkness and isolation with music and chants and howls. And in my own neighborhood (and maybe in yours), word spread that people were howling every night at a certain time.
I know at this point, ‘together but apart’ is a cliché, but it inspired me enough to carve an overly complicated woodcut of folks howling and playing music. This neighborhood was inspired by a neighborhood in the Mission District in San Francisco, the very block where the famous Lexington Club (a dive bar for queer women) used to be, before it was priced out by gentrification and an influx of tech bros.”
Here’s a link to Wes’ art .
Are you an illustrator? Want to submit the next cover? Here’s the deets .