Fantasy adaptations

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Which artists would you like to see do comic adaptations of which books?

Geoff Darrow to adapt China Mieville's Bas-Lag novels.

P. Craig Russell to adapt Vonegut's Sirens of Titan.

Mike Mignola to adapt Phillip Pullman's His Dark Materials

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Gregory Corso's Incredible Hulk!

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:23 (thirteen years ago) link

Lark on Lovecraft.

electro-acoustic lycanthrope (orion), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:25 (thirteen years ago) link

good call on the mignola!

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:26 (thirteen years ago) link

Pullman would be better with a different artist for each world innit?

Tom (Groke), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:28 (thirteen years ago) link

Good idea! Definately Mignola for Lyra's world, though.

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:29 (thirteen years ago) link

Mignola for Lyra's world, Bolland for Earth, Sim and Gerhardt for the Spectre-world (mostly Gerhardt TBH), the ghost of Kirby for all the heaven stuff and Chris Ware for the land of the dead. Plus Sienkiewicz doing bears.

Tom (Groke), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:32 (thirteen years ago) link

Glenn Fabry for the Mulefa?

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:33 (thirteen years ago) link

I dunno if Fabry has it in him to draw a dowdy 40-something woman as lead character in his bit tho. How about...Gilbert Hernandez!

Tom (Groke), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:35 (thirteen years ago) link

Hmmm... Charles Vess?

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:36 (thirteen years ago) link

Meanwhile one of the worst comics I ever bought was an adaptation of Gene Wolfe's Shadow Of The Torturer.

xpost - Mike McMahon!

No wait KEVIN O NEILL! (remember Metalzoic?)

Tom (Groke), Friday, 19 May 2006 15:37 (thirteen years ago) link

O'Neill might do a good job on Gene Wolfe, actually (though Book of the New Sun would be a bitch to adapt).

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Friday, 19 May 2006 16:02 (thirteen years ago) link

By the way, Chris Ware for the land of the dead=some kind of insane genius.

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Friday, 19 May 2006 16:06 (thirteen years ago) link

alex ross for the heaven/god/metatron stuff

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 19 May 2006 16:14 (thirteen years ago) link

Incidentally, I meant fantasy in the 'fantasy football' sense in the thread title - non SF/fantasy books are welcome.

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Friday, 19 May 2006 16:31 (thirteen years ago) link

Bissette/Totleben for Dhalgren.

Steve Rude for the Illuminatus! trilogy.

Rick Geary on any Nabokov.

The Jazz Guide to Penguins on Compact Disc (Rock Hardy), Friday, 19 May 2006 16:43 (thirteen years ago) link

what's the fantasy here, the adaptor or the adapted?

Huk-L (Huk-L), Friday, 19 May 2006 16:52 (thirteen years ago) link

presumably the combination of the two?

s1ocki (slutsky), Friday, 19 May 2006 16:54 (thirteen years ago) link

Just who would you like to see adapt which book of any genre - I shouldn't have brought fantasy into it.

x-post

Dave McKean to adapt Murakami's The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Friday, 19 May 2006 16:55 (thirteen years ago) link

McKean on Ondaatje's In the Skin of a Lion.
Allred on Crying of Lot 49.
Sienkiewicz on Gravity's Rainbow.
Mignola on Ulysses!
Carla Speed McNeil on Mrs. Dalloway.

Trying to think up booky books that I like and coming up with the same favorites I've been listing for the past 5 years makes me realize I should probably read more and that I've never read any fun books.

c(''c) (Leee), Friday, 19 May 2006 17:51 (thirteen years ago) link

"Stately, plump Abe Sapien..."

c(''c) (Leee), Friday, 19 May 2006 19:06 (thirteen years ago) link

Rian Hughes to adapt Wodehouse.

Eddie Campbell to adapt William Boyd's The New Confessions

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Saturday, 20 May 2006 20:01 (thirteen years ago) link

Alfredo Alcala drawing Heart Of Darkness -- he's great at all that claustrophobic jungle stuff.

David Simpson (David Simpson), Monday, 22 May 2006 12:49 (thirteen years ago) link

(remember Metalzoic?)

unfortunately, yes.

How about "Pride & Prejudice", drawn by Rob Liefeld?

DV (dirtyvicar), Monday, 22 May 2006 16:07 (thirteen years ago) link

"But Mr. Darcy! I cannot marry a man with no feet, think of the scandal! In addition, your bossoms are most unnatural."

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Monday, 22 May 2006 16:21 (thirteen years ago) link

Bossoms.

DV (dirtyvicar), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 09:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Kevin O'Neill should do Dune

Kaluta for The Name of the Rose

Stone Monkey (Stone Monkey), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 15:20 (thirteen years ago) link

Mike Mignola for The Count of Monte Cristo
Frank Espinosa for the collected works of Jules Verne

Huk-L (Huk-L), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 15:25 (thirteen years ago) link

Art Adams could do a fine job on various H Ryder Haggard style Victorian tales of derring-do.

chap who would dare to be a nerd, not a geek (chap), Tuesday, 23 May 2006 22:42 (thirteen years ago) link

Bob Burden on Ubu Roi.

The Jazz Guide to Penguins on Compact Disc (Rock Hardy), Wednesday, 24 May 2006 02:52 (thirteen years ago) link

eight years pass...

Revive.

I remember a similar thread on the old Comics Journal forum. The only suggestions I remember were Corben doing Heart Of Darkness and P Craig Russell on Ayn Rand's books.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 17 June 2014 02:29 (five years ago) link

four years pass...

Picked up BALLADS with art from Charles Vess, writers like Neil Gaiman and Charles DeLint adapting folk ballads. The ballads are creepy as hell and considerable liberties are taken in adaptation, which is all to the good. The art is wonderful. The recommended discography at the end makes this book feel ten or twenty years older than it is ('97).

lukas, Friday, 22 March 2019 05:29 (six months ago) link

I had an older version of this. I think Vess did multiple versions of some of these?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 22 March 2019 21:01 (six months ago) link

Well shoot, you're right and now I want to read the version with Three Lovers.

lukas, Saturday, 23 March 2019 04:48 (six months ago) link

I had two different versions of Alison Gross, might have even used completely different drawings by him.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 23 March 2019 10:15 (six months ago) link

I think one was from Frank Frazetta Illustrated.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 23 March 2019 10:16 (six months ago) link


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