Many of you have probably seen that Atlas of True Names
thing going around the internet.
For those who haven’t, it’s a map of the world with the placenames translated back to their most simple original literal meaning.
I, of course, found the California part of this
to be particularly intriguing.
Considering that I have a whole bunch of characters who are personified California cities (and considering I know people who have personified cities that I haven’t), I decided to try drawing some of those true meanings enacted. Some of them ended up fitting oddly well!
I borrowed Berkeley and Oakland from the fabulous
. San Francisco, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Bernardino, and Riverside are mine.