#ClassicsTober day 31: SARCOPHAGUS (the last prompt!)

I drew one of my chicken illos because I haven’t done enough Greek Myth/Mediterranean chickens this year, and made it an angry Hammer Horror mummy version of Tut. Bandages fall from his wrapped body and one white eye flares out. He has climbed from his golden coffin which lies open on the left - inspired by Tutankhamun’s own. I used the fun (and probably not very accurate) hieroglyph translator ‘Fabricius’ to make him say ‘Why am I awake?’ The background looks like papyrus.
Greek Myth Comix.

I didn’t actually time this to coincide with the 100th anniversary of Howard Carter’s disturbing of Tutankhamun’s tomb, but it certainly inspired me. I’ve got complicated feelings about ancient people as museum exhibits, which I might write about later…

I hadn’t drawn a Greek Myth Chicken so far this year so I took the opportunity! (It’s not actually any kind of statement – if you’re not familiar with my Greek Myth Chickens, see them here) And as it’s Halloween, I’ve done a Hammer Horror mummy version 🧟‍♂️

Thank you so so much to everyone who’s participated in ClassicsTober this year, either by posting or by reading through the hashtag! It’s been a lot of fun and really educational!