Kyrith Evans (who now goes by Kiri) was born on December 12, 1983. She doesn't want me to post a lot of silly parental blather about her here, but she did agree that I could mention a few things.
She's a graduate of Drake University, with a degree in printmaking from the School of Fine Arts.
Although she's currently teaching English to Chinese middle-schoolers in Shijiazhuang, art has been her major interest for most of her life -- and she hopes it may eventually be more than a hobby. She's been drawing since she was little, and we think she shows talent. To either side are doodles from an old high school notebook, but she's asked me to remove some even older ones she thinks no longer fairly reflect her skills, and to relegate some others to places less obvious than this.
This started back in elementary school as just play. For years, she drew ''paper people.'' These weren't just drawings; each one had a name and many had their own personalities. Sometimes they pursued various activities such as ''surfing'' in the stream behind our house. Some have been sacrificed to the fire gods -- i.e., burned in our fireplace. At times they've had their own tribes, cultures, languages. In short, not only was she constantly practicing her drawing, but she developed some storytelling as well. She took cartooning classes for a couple of years, and says she might want to draw comic books someday. She's drawn a few complete stories, and is, to my biased eyes, pretty good at it.
It's fairly obvious that Kiri's been influenced by Japanese comic books and animation (though it's less obvious than it used to be). She's a fan of several series of manga, especially some of the work of Rumiko Takahashi.
Kiri spent her junior year of college in Italy, studying art in Florence, and is now in China -- obviously, she likes travel.
I've dedicated two novels, Touched by the Gods and Night of Madness, to Kiri, as well as a fraction of Split Heirs, which Esther and I dedicated jointly to all four of our kids.
To the right is one more doodle from her notebook.
I think that's about all she wants known.
Latest update: October 1, 2005
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