By Steve Horn

University of Wisconsin–Madison

From the Author:

This drawing was inspired by the epic poem “The Saga of the Volsungs.” The im­age depicts Sigurd the Dragon Slayer defeating Fafnir. This is a key moment in the poem, solidifying Sigurd’s place in history as a great warrior. The drawing reflects a common style in Norse and Icelandic art: the knot. The knot is used to show the interconnectedness and familial ties in much of this ancient literature. As someone who studies comic and cartoon drawing, I looked to take a modern approach and fuse it with old styles and traditions.