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Euterpe is the Greek muse of music, and her spirit hovers over the mountains, mesetas, and islands of Spain, a country rich with musical traditions. In Los Euterpeanos, Pollux depicts musicians playing instruments from the various regions of Spain.
From the Basque trikitixa to the Canarian huesera, each instrument is the product of the diverse origins of the Spanish people. Whether the instrument's origins are Arabic or Basque, these Euterpeans march together in a single collection, creating a unique symphony of color and movement.
Pollux (né Paul Morris) was born in 1979 in the English town of Beverley, in what was the former East Riding of Yorkshire. He and his family moved to the United States a year later, and Pollux attended UCLA, studying medieval history and Latin and attended Brown University for grad school, studying medieval history. As a child, Pollux constantly drew and created his own comics, and while at grad school, he began drawing “Nigel and Beatrice” for The Brown Daily Herald. He has been creating comics ever since, creating the web comic Arnjuice (www.arnjuice.com) and he drew the daily comic “The Wavy Rule” for Emdashes.com. All of his graphic novels and novelettes are set in the fictional college town of San Tesifonte, California, which lies somewhere between Santa Barbara and Los Angeles. It is the location for UCST and is home to various museums, parks, beaches, Redwoods Restaurant (home to the famous Sequoia Steak Sandwich) and its pier.