IF: Backwards

This week’s Illustration Friday topic is “Backwards.” Such a great topic! T.H. White’s Merlin lives backwards – he is born in the future, and dies in the past. He remembers the future and has our written histories to tell him what’s in store for his future (our past).

I sure feel for his mom. How weird would THAT be?

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Merlin through time




One response to “Backwards”

  1. Kathleen Avatar

    I love this – especially the 2007 version! I used to spend a lot of time trying to figure out the mechanics of Merlin’s life and eventually gave up and put it in the same boat as White’s Robin Hood – it doesn’t add up (everyone knows he was maybe c. King Richard) but it works so well the way White writes it!