Myers says the illustration of Dragomira was heavily influenced by Sergei Eisenstein's movie, Alexander Nevsky. "Prokofiev's cantata, from his score for the film, was a favorite of Bellairs and mine."
Marilyn Fitschen says she believes she saw a picture of a hand (or first) on a helmet somewhere [as inspiration] for Dragomira. "I may have been thinking of Don Quixote when I drew the figure on the horse. I do remember thinking of her troops as Valkyries (from Wagner's Ring Cycle). They were, of course, Norse.”
- ↑ Wikipedia: Dragomirna
- ↑ Correspondence with Charles Bowen.
- ↑ Wikipedia: Alexander Nevsky (film)
- ↑ Correspondence with Alfred Myers.
- ↑ Correspondence with Marilyn Fitschen.
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