After Edgardo Miranda-Rodriguez unveiled the Puerto Rico benefit anthology Ricanstruction at the New York Times, we also revealed art from one of the stories written by Hamilton star Javier Muñoz. Today, I’ll be exclusively sharing art from another Ricanstruction short story. This time, it’s my own story — illustrated by artist Glenn Urieta — called “A Yellow Sky.”
Everyone knows, I’m a huge Hamilton nerd, but while yellow sky is a reference to the song “Hurricane,” it’s also a reference to a peasant-led revolt against a corrupt government during the Han Dynasty in China. The parallels, in my mind, between a song about a hurricane devastating a Caribbean island and the idea of the people helping one another when the government won’t was the basis for my story in the anthology.