By Ruth Rowland
The title for the piece, Hold Fast to Dreams, a quote from one of his poems, is drawn in a loose, fresh, brush style to complement the surprisingly contemporary picture of a young Langston Hughes. The lettering continues throughout the pages punctuating the text with hand drawn lettering for each scene, including the prologue and epilogue.
If you don’t know anything of Langston Hughes, born in the early 1900’s, his tough life makes for an inspiring read. I was certainly grateful to be part of the project and learn more about the life of this talented writer.